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Leather Puppet

The handicraft of leather puppet is one of promising industries community, particularly in Yogyakarta as tourist attraction place. Indonesia has rich in cultures and handicrafts product is very diverse. The handicraft products produced consists of various raw materials and one of them is made of leather. With the basic ingredients of skin, use the art of inlaid decoration can be made using the buffalo skin as media of creation. Produced form of leather puppet, wall hangings, ordinary fans, miniature puppets, bookmarks, calligraphy, lampshades, picture frames, hand fan and many more.
It is the main decoration inlaid leather puppets are the craft that combines art and history in shadow puppets show. It is due to make shadow puppet required a willingness to learn and high power creativity, tenacity and high sense of devotion of puppet story. Shadow puppets as heritage culture from the Mataram Kingdom and it is expected to be an example of a legacy that still maintained. Preserved for the continued existence of shadow puppets, especially as the identity of Yogyakarta city.
The decoration craft industry has developed a lot over the years. The leather puppet handicraft has been known by many foreigners. There still a community of leathercraft maker or Tatah Sungging in Karangasem and Wukirsari villages of Bantul, Yogyakarta. There are many home industrial center of painting craftsmen chisel. Nearly 80% of the population in the village have profession as craftsmen inlaid decoration.