Indian Shadow Puppets

In shadows cast on a cloth screen, gods battle against agents of evil. Awe and divine inspiration unfold night after night through the Hindu epic of Ramayana. This act of religious devotion, often performed in front of a temple, also … Continued

Shadow Puppets from Java

Shadows cast by elaborate leather puppets performing Indonesian versions of Indian Hindu epics. On a portable stage, the puppeteer-priest sets up his framed screen and lamps. He will thrill and enchant a crowd with his puppets. To the women, seated … Continued