What is the other name of Dalang?
|Wayang Puppet Theatre|
|The Wayang Kulit performance by the Indonesian notable “dalang” (puppet master) Manteb Soedharsono, with the story “Gathutkaca Winisuda”, in Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Indonesia, on 31 July 2010|
|Criteria||Performing arts, Traditional craftsmanship|
What are the uses of wayang kulit of Indonesia?
The shadow puppet plays, known as wayang kulit are popular not only in Bali but throughout Indonesia. Far more than mere entertainment, the wayang kulit is an extremely important vehicle of culture, serving as carrier of myth, morality play, and form of religious experience rolled into one.
What country is wayang kulit from?
Wayang is renowned for its elaborate and orchestrated performance and this ancient form of storytelling originated from Indonesian island of Java. Wayang kulit, or shadow puppets, are without a doubt the best known of the Indonesian wayang.
What does a dhalang do?
As the central artist of wayang kulit, the dhalang really makes the wayang and the performance come alive. He (commonly, but not exclusively male) manipulates every character, conducts the gamelan orchestra, and sometimes makes puppets or designs them.
What is the purpose of batik from Indonesia?
Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to the whole cloth. This technique originated from the island of Java, Indonesia….Batik.
|Batik from Surakarta in Central Java province in Indonesia; before 1997|
|Material||Cambrics, silk, cotton|
|Place of origin||Indonesia|
Who started wayang kulit?
Developed before the 10th century, the form had origins in the thalubomalata, the leather puppets of southern India. The art of shadow puppetry probably spread to Java with the spread of Hinduism.