Antique Puppet riding Donkey

Antique Puppet riding Donkey
Antique Puppet riding Donkey
Antique Puppet riding Donkey
Antique Puppet riding Donkey
Antique Puppet riding Donkey
Antique Puppet riding Donkey
Antique Puppet riding Donkey
Antique Puppet riding Donkey

Antique Puppet riding Donkey
Antique wayang goleks puppets. We have been collecting old wooden wayang puppets over the last 30 years around java and bali. Authentic old puppets that were really used for plays and ceremonies are now rare to find and most pieces offered on the handicraft market nowadays are simply antiqued copies of wooden puppets that were crafted only for the souvenir market and often offered online as “vintage” puppets. Most of our unique and antique wooden rod-puppets are about 75 to 100 years old and were mostly found around east and central java, making this collection rare and very limited. We fell in love with some of the more expressive styles of carvings which are characteristic for some of the more rural type (“kampong style”) of wayang goleks of east java and feature the caricaturist elongated shadow profiles that are so typically indonesian. These were manufactured around smaller villages, away from the more orthodox and traditional wayang schools around the sultan palaces of central java. For special events the puppeteer would occasionally repaint and redress his puppets with new clothes and adornments, using precious materials, sometimes even originating from distant places. Every single puppet was a rare one of a kind creation and always different. The ancient javanese puppet- drama also featured a whole menagerie of animals, some more mythical and imaginary while others more real and typical creatures of indonesian tropical fauna. Antique golek riding donkey. This item is made of made of wood and original batik sarong, send from bali, hand made, village wayang, primitive wayang, basic style, only 1 available, unique give, mustache, unique gift, rare collection, museum collection.
Antique Puppet riding Donkey