Bagong

€240.00

This puppet is antique and was actually used for several years in Javanese Shadow Theatre.

Bagong appears in Yogyakarta shadow puppet shows and, strangely, not in Surakarta ones, as one of the sons of Semar, along with Petruk and Gareng. The four characters together forms the group of Punokawan (clowns), cheered by the Indonesian audience as a break in the tension of the story and a moment of relax and laughters.

This highly expressive clown character, all painted in gold, is in very good conditions and presents only minor restorations. The handkerchief he holds in his hand is a real piece of batik tissue and a funny clock is painted as if it was hanging from around his neck.

Puppet Details:

Original Antique Wayang Kulit
Handcrafted in: Central Java - Indonesia
Material: water buffalo leather
Sticks: wood
Body Size: 40 cm
Total Size: 63 cm

Conditions: minor old restorations. Signs of the wearing effect of time on antique puppets are not a defect but are to be considered proof of their authenticity
Availability: This puppet is an unique handmade craft. What you see is exactly the item you'll receive. 

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