Kumbokarno

€670.00

This puppet is antique and was actually used for several years in Javanese Shadow Theatre.
Amazing, very big and well preserved. Sticks are made of water buffalo horns, the main one only a little damaged near the top. The mouth has been slightly restored at the time this puppet was traveling and performing.

Kumbokarno is the ogre brother of Rawana, evil king of Alengka. In the Ramayana epic he tries to convince Rawana not to kidnap Sinta and not to burn Hanoman, but his loyalty to the family and the kingdom leads him to fight at his brother’s side against the army of Rama. At the end he’s killed by Laksmana, Rama’s brother.

Puppet Details:
Original Antique Wayang Kulit
Handcrafted in: Central Java - Indonesia
Material: water buffalo leather
Sticks: water buffalo horn
Body Size:  81 cm
Total Size:  107 cm
Conditions: minor old restorations in the mouth, main stick interruption near 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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