‘Wayang Kulit’ Shadow Puppet from Bali
This exceptional ‘Barong’ puppet is from Bali and is a reproduction of an old puppet. Beautifully carved and painted, it appears to have the patina of age and would fit in nicely with a collection of old puppets. This ‘Barong ket’ is a lion figure and is typical of the dance figures seen in most villages. The ‘Barong’ is a mythical beast who represents the forces of good, and usually confronts ‘Rangda’, who represents the evil of the world. This puppet is quite large and is hinged in the middle.
Size: 28″h OA x 28″w