Gunungan

€630.00

Gunungan is a puppet shaped like a mountain. At the front of the mountains there is a gate. On the other side there are two giants. It is also known as the three of life. In the tree many animals or fantastic creatures are depicted: a tiger, a bisont, peacocks, birds, dragons... Gununagan represents the world and its content. It’s function during the performance is to mark the beginning of each scene. Another function is to signal passing story.

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

Puppet Details:

Original Antique Wayang Kulit
Handcrafted in: Central Java - Indonesia
Material: water buffalo leather
Sticks: wood
Body Size:  80 cm
Total Size:  103 cm

Conditions: minor old restorations, missing small pieces near the tiger and at the top end. 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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