Vintage Indonesian / Javanese Stick Puppet #1
This beautiful hand carved and hand painted wooden puppet was probably made in Indonesia or Java for use in a Wayang puppet theatre. The character is probably from the epic Hindu story The Mahabharata. The carving and painting are both incredibly finely detailed, making this piece a beautiful work of art as well as an item of theatrical and cultural interest.
The puppet is in good vintage condition, with all joints intact and the painted colours of the head bright and vibrant. There is a small loss to the tip of the nose (see photos). There is also some age-related foxing and fading to the character's costume.
Style: Traditional Wayang Theatre
Country Of Origin: Indonesia / Java
Price includes shipping to a UK mainland address.