wayang golek (Rod Puppet)

Physical description

A three dimensional wood puppet of a human figure. The elaborate headdress which curls back upward and forward is painted black, gold, red, and green. The face is painted pink. The chest upper torso is painted black while the arms are gold with red, white, and green arm ornaments. Wearing a beige-brown and red-brown patterned batik (?) skirt. The arms are riveted at the joints with string and have a wood marionnette stick.