Dursasana

€460.00

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

Body Size:  60 cm
Total Size:  81 cm

Nice colors and decorations, refined arm braclets and a very aggressive attitude…after all, he’s a warrior!
It's very well preserved and only showing minor damages on dress and hair, has all three sticks made with water buffalo horn. 

Dursasana was the second son of the blind king Dhritarashtra and Gandhari in the epic Mahābhārata, and the younger brother of Duryodhana. When Dhritarashtra's queen Gandhari's pregnancy continues for an unusually long period of time, she beats her womb in frustration and envy of Kunti, the queen of Pandu, who had given birth to three of the five Pandavas. Due to her actions, a hardened mass of grey-colored flesh emerges from her womb. Gandhari is devastated, and calls upon Vyasa, the great sage who blessed her with one hundred sons. Vyasa divides the flesh ball into one hundred equal pieces, and puts them in pots of ghee, which are sealed and buried into the earth for one year. At the end of the year, the first pot is opened, and Duryodhana emerges. The next one to emerge is Dursasana. He is devoted to his older brother Duryodhana, and is also closely involved in the plots to kill the Pandavas.

Puppet Details:
Original Antique Wayang Kulit
Handcrafted in: Central Java - Indonesia
Material: water buffalo leather
Sticks: water buffalo horn
Body Size:  60 cm
Total Size:  81 cm

Conditions: detached parts in the batik garment, minor damages in the hair . 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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