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[wayang]Wayang is a traditional Indonesian entertainment with puppets played by "dalang". There are different types of wayang:
  • Wayang kulit (shadow puppet)
  • Wayang golek (wooden puppets, West Java)
  • Wayang orang. This is not a puppet, but real people are playing the roles of wayang

Other than the above, there is also wayang comics.

Mur Jang KungThere is a mailing list (listserv) to discuss wayang at WAYANG@LISTSERV.DARTMOUTH.EDU. Please join us in this mailing list.

Images

  • A picture of wayang golek Mur Jang Kung or Jan Pieterszoon Coen. Jan Pieterszoon Coen is the Ducth Government General 1618. The name Mur Jang Kung is derived from "M(ay)ur Jan(g) (Pieterszoon) Coen" or from the fact that he is tall ("jangkung" means tall).
  • A picture of wayang comics. In Indonesia, R.A. Kosasih was famous for his wayang comics. Unfortunately, this has become a rare art. You cannot find his books in ordinary bookstore. (*new*)

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