Shadow puppet, Garuda-Jetayu

This puppet represents Garuda, also known as Jetayu, from the Hindu epic, the Ramayana in the Balinese 'wayang kulit' or leather shadow puppet theatre tradition. The Ramayana relates the struggle of Rama and his brother Laksmana (Lakshamana) in the rescue of his wife, Dewi Sita (Sita), from the ogre king Rawana (Ravana).The majority of the 'wayang kulit' plays performed are drawn from the two great Hindu epics, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana as well as local stories. 'Wayang kulit' in Bali is like traditionally performed in temples, although today more likely to be viewed as entertainment for tourists.

Indigenous Name
Wayang Kulit, Garuda-Jentayu
Artist Name
Awang Bin Sitai
Date/Period
1996
Region
Bali, Indonesia
Dimension
Object size: H 64 x W 31
Accession No.
1996-01515
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Theatre Artefacts