Indonesian / Javanese Shadow Puppet "Sembadra"

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This beautiful shadow puppet is made from hand tooled and hand painted leather pieces supported on buffalo horn rods.  The puppet as been framed and sits against a white background sheet.  The condition is good, with all joints intact and the colours bright and vibrant, but there is some age-related foxing to the background sheet.  The leather work 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 character Sembadra is from the epic Hindu story The Mahabharata.

Frame W29cm x H43cm

Approx puppet height 22cm

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