Javanese Wayang Puppetry
Wayang puppet performances are large social occasions. Often based on Hindu epics, such as the Mahabharata and Ramayana, the central theme of wayang is the battle between light and darkness, chaos and order or good and evil. The performances are intended to act as a moral guide as well as providing entertainment.
This display features a fascinating range of wayang kulit, wayang golek and wayang klitik puppets from Java.