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Wayang golek

Two Indonesian wayang golek puppets. Wayang golek are wooden puppets and are used for performances. Wayang golek is typical for the Western Javanese culture.

Two characters from two great Hindu stories coming together. On the left we see Sinta (Sita) and on the right we see Arjuna. Sinta is the wife of Rama in the great epic the Ramayana. And Arjuna is the great warrior in another classic Hindu story: the Mahabharata.

I got these puppets from a German relative. I should clean Sinta's face soon, the poor girl...

 

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Uploaded on September 4, 2006