Photographer's Note

Wayang is the Javanese term for the art of shadow puppets. These performances retell ancient myths and legends (often derived from Hindu epics) and are traditionally accompanied by a gamelan orchestra.

The term 'wayang' is the Javanese word for shadow. In modern daily Javanese and Indonesian vocabulary, it often refers to the puppet itself or the puppet theatre performance.


This picture shows a traditional crafstman at work on a shadow puppet. It all starts with a good piece of buffalo skin...

See the workshop to discover what the finished article could look like.


song title reference: Died Pretty

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Additional Photos by Benny Verbercht (BennyV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2830 W: 35 N: 5853] (31046)
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