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Rare Set of Eight Old Wayang Kulit Shadow Puppets "Ringgits", Bali.

Rare Set of Eight Old Wayang Kulit Shadow Puppets "Ringgits", Bali.


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Folk Art: Pre 1950: Item # 1442611

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These eight wayang kulit shadow puppets, called in Bali "ringgits", were bought from a dalang (shadow artist) in Bali around 1960 and had then already a certain age. In a wayang kulit performance, the puppet figures are mostly rear-projected on a linen screen. These puppets are made from rather thick pergament (cowhide) and painted in natural colors, many of them are inscribed with their name on the wooden sticks. Condition: the Kajon has a small loss and the stick is broken, all puppets with traces of age and usage. Dimension: figures till 55 cm without sticks, with sticks approx. 70 cm.