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Shadow Puppet

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

Shadow Puppets performance played by puppeteer, who is also as narrator's dialogue puppet figures and accompanied by Gamelan music played by Nagaya group and songs.

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

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