wayang kulit (Shadow Puppet)

Physical description

Two-dimensional figure of a man with articulated shoulders and elbows. The man's skin is painted gold; hair is painted black and has arc-shaped cutouts to resemble curly hair. He is wearing regalia at his waist, hands, ears, neck, and side of head; skirt is in greens, orange, pink, white, blues, yellow, and reds with cutouts for texture; rings are red; earrings are blue and white; necklace is in black ink; headdress goes from temples down neck and is in same colours as the skirt. The arms are controlled by long, horn rods that are attached at one end to the wrists; another horn rod is split down it centre for most of its length and has height of puppet set into it.