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