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Wayang is a Javanese (Indonesia) word for particular kinds of theatre. When the term is used to refer to kinds of puppet theatre, sometimes the puppet itself is referred to as wayang.

Wayang is an ancient Javanese word meaning “shadow” or “ghost.” It is also the name for the traditional sacred dramas of Java and Bali. There are seven main forms of wayang, but wayang kulit, or shadow-puppet theater,

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Shadow Puppetry tips from a puppeteer | Puppet Theatre Norwich

Other local theatre - Norwich Puppet Theatre "Shadow Puppetry tips from a puppeteer

UNESCO designated Wayang Kulit, a shadow puppet theatre and the best known of the Indonesian wayang, as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity on 7 November 2003. In return for the acknowledgment, UNESCO required Indonesians to preserve their heritage. Dewi Wara Srikandi

~ UNESCO designated wayang kulit, a shadow puppet theatre and the best known of the indonesian wayang, as a masterpiece of oral and intangible heritage of humanity ~

The "Gatotkaca" pictured here is a traditional Indian puppet used in performance.

Wayang Kulit (Javanese traditional shadow puppet) from East/Central Java & Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Performances of shadow puppet theatre are accompanied by gamelan in Java, and by "gender wayang" in Bali.

"Performances of shadow puppet theatre are accompanied by gamelan in Java, and by "gender wayang" in Bali." - (Not sure what 'gender wayang" means. Wayang is the name given first-born children in Bali.

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