Accession Nr.: 2046
Type: puppetry and shadow play; carving; textile arts
Date of production:
early 20th century
Place of production:
Materials/Techniques: carved, painted wood, batik textile
Dimensions: height: 85 cm
Bima (other name Werkudara). Wayang golek purwa puppet from Ernő Zboray's collection. The rod puppet was probably repainted at the end of the 20's. He is the second Pandawa brother, the "Great Swallower". He has a straight personality, seeks good and justice, however, he has a slightly rough and emotional character. "According to certain approaches, Bima is the representative of the Ego, the individual. He represents the constantly fighting, selfish, combative Ego who swallows everything." (Z.E.)