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Wayang

Wayang

Wayang

Wayang is a Javanese word for particular kinds of theatre. When the term is used to refer to kinds of puppet theatre, sometimes the puppet itself is referred to as wayang. Performances of shadow puppet theatre are accompanied by a gamelan orchestra in Java, and by gender wayang in Bali.

UNESCO designated wayang kulit, a shadow puppet theatre and the best known of the Indonesian wayang, as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity on 7 November 2003. In return for the acknowledgment, UNESCO required Indonesians to preserve their heritage.[1]

 


Wayang golek

Wayang golek

rod puppets

 

Wayang Kulit

Wayang Kulit

shadow puppets

 

Wayang Topeng

Wayang Topeng

Wooden masks