wayang golek (Rod Puppet)

Physical description

A three-dimensional wood puppet of a human-like (?) figure. The face is painted light pink with upward looking red eyes, a large noes, and a red mouth showing white teeth. Wearing a simple black, and white headdress. The ears are painted with black stylized designs. Wearing a black upper garment with a red-brown skirt. The arms are riveted at the joints with string, and have a wood marionnette stick. There is a spear-shaped wood handle (part c), which inserts through the body (part b) to attach the head (part a).