Body Size: 47 cm
Here is a beautiful representation of the powerful God, with his finely decorated garment, a precious central stick made of light buffalo horn, a very good conservation status with only small parts of color missing at the base of the puppet.
Batara Guru is the only shadow puppet depicted in the forward-facing position, toward humans. It can be seen from a lower position, in sign of respect and devotion. Guru rides the cow Nandini, a sacred animal, here shown with a dragon-like face. Batara Guru is the supreme god (teacher), he has full authority from Sang Hyang Wenang (power holder of all gods) to direct other gods to perform their duties, as well as to govern all kind of life in the universe, including life and fate of human beings. His other names are Sang Hyang Jagadnata (king of the universe) and Sang Hyang Girinata (king of mountains). In the ancient times, all kingdoms were located on top of mountains. Batara Guru has several sons, named Sang Hyang (S.H.) Basuki, S.H. Srimoyo, S.H. Sambo, S.H. Brahma, S.H. Indra, S.H. Wisnu, S.H. Bayu.
Original Antique Wayang Kulit
Material: water buffalo leather
Availability: This puppet is an unique handmade craft. What you see is exactly the item you'll receive.
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