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Shadow Puppet


Shadow puppets are staging a kind of entertainment shadows made ​​of rawhide, leather cow, buffalo or goat. There are various types of shadow puppets it depends on the place where they come from. Puppet is traditional art of Southeast Asia including the region: Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia. Which is mainly grown in Southern Thailand, region of Phattalung, East Java and north of peninsular Malaysia as in Kelantan, Kedah, Perlis and Terengganu.

The Shadow Puppets performance played by a puppeteer who is also the narrator's dialogue puppet figures and accompanied by a Gamelan music played by a group of Nayaga and songs sung by the singer.

Mastermind behind the shadow puppet play screen, a screen made ​​of white cloth, while the taillights with a lamp oil lamps or candlesticks, so the audience who are on the opposite screen can see the shadow puppets are in color. To understand the story of the puppet play, the audience must have knowledge of the characters Indonesian culture. Shadow puppets more popular in Central Java and East Java, while the Marionette Puppet more often played in West Java.

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