Batoro Kolo

€660.00

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

Body Size:  74 cm
Total Size:  101 cm

This magnificent extra large wayang kulit has played a lot in theatres and country stages of Central Java.
Batoro Kolo, according to the indonesian belief, is a bad giant incarnation of semen (sperm) of Teacher Batoro scattered in the sea, when he failed to couple with  the empress  Batari Uma  during a full moon night, because Batari Uma was not ready yet. As Teacher Batoro  failed to control himself with the time, the sperm (kolo) scattered in the sea and  gave birth to a giant called Batoro Kolo, an ogre, a man-eater. This angry character, with orange dress with gold decoration, is an impressive piece of traditional art.

Puppet Details:
Original Antique Wayang Kulit
Handcrafted in: Central Java - Indonesia
Material: water buffalo leather
Sticks: wood
Body Size:  74 cm
Total Size:  101 cm

Conditions: time worn sticks and 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 an unique handmade craft. What you see is exactly the item you'll receive. 

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