Sri Rama

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This puppet is antique and was actually used for several years in Javanese Shadow Theatre.
The protagonist of the Ramayana epic is here represented in all his splendor: a golden skin adorned with colorful clothes, jewelry and frills. It's very well preserved and shows no main damage. 

Body Size:  50 cm
Total Size:  70 cm

Portrayed as the seventh avatar of the God Vishnu, Rama is the eldest and favorite son of the King of Ayodhya, Dasharatha, and his Queen Kausalya. He is the epitome of virtue. Sri Rama is the hero of a 6.000 years old story: The Ramayana, an ancient Hindu epic poem containing 24.000 verses. He is the 7th avatar of Vishnu, born in ancient India to free the earth from  cruelty and to be the embodiment of the ideal king. After his father's death, Rama is sent to exile in the forest for fourteen years followed by his wife Shinta and his brother Lakshmana. Rawana, the demon King of Lanka hears about Shinta's beauty and manages to kidnap her. Rama, aided 

Puppet Details:
Original Antique Wayang Kulit
Handcrafted in: Central Java - Indonesia
Material: water buffalo leather
Sticks: main stick in wood and the two other sticks in water buffalo horn
Body Size:  50 cm
Total Size:  70 cm
Conditions: no significant damage. 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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