Wayang golek puppet

Southeast Asian Collection

Accession Nr.: 7149
Type: puppetry and shadow play; carving; textile arts
Date of production:
19 − first half of the 20th century
Place of production:
Materials/Techniques: wood, carved, painted; batik textile
Dimensions: height: 62 cm
width: 11 cm
Wayang golek purwa puppet with a typical batik design (called batik kawung) on the sarong. The crown (Indonesian: mahkota) worn as a headdress is a reference to the royal status of the character.