Babu Emban Sainem

Southeast Asian Collection

Accession Nr.: 66.34.1
Type: puppetry and shadow play; carving
Date of production:
second part of the 19th – early 20th century
Place of production:
Materials/Techniques: carved, painted wood, batik textile
Dimensions: height: 67 cm
Babu Emban Sainem. Female servant (notes from Ernő Zboray). Both prefixes of her name refers to a person with the mentioned occupation. Servants are regular characters in all wayang plays. They are also part of the prelude and foreshadow the action.

Wayang golek purwa puppet from Ernő Zboray's collection. The rod puppet was repainted at the end of the 1920s.