This puppet is antique and was actually used for several years in Javanese Shadow Theatre.
Banteng, or Water Buffalo, is a domesticated cattle found almost everywhere in Central Java and all over Southeast Asia. It’s an important resource in rural economy and is used for many tasks, including the making of wayang kulit. No wonder then that the shadow puppet theatre included this animal in its plots. The one here represented has one single central stick, beautiful decoration, even though a little scratched by the wearing of time, and a frightful look.
Original Antique Wayang Kulit
Handcrafted in: Central Java - Indonesia
Material: water buffalo leather
Body Size: 36 cm
Total Size: 56 cm
Conditions: stripped painting. 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 a unique handmade craft. What you see is exactly the item you'll receive.
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