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Playing Wayang

A child who learns Indonesian culture, namely puppets (wayang) .The ancient Indonesian art of shadow play or "Wayang Kulit" is a unique combination of ritual, lesson, and entertainment. Lacy shadow images are projected on a taught linen screen with a coconut oil lamp or electric light. The Dalang, or shadow artist, manipulates carved leather figures between the lamp and the screen to bring the shadows to life.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Camera: X-A2
Copyright: © Hendra Permana