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Vintage Wayang Golek Stick Puppets

Vintage (possibly antique?) Hand Crafted Wood Indonesian Puppet Dolls

These are Wayang golek stick puppets. Wayang golek are wooden doll puppets that are operated from below by rods connected to the hands and a central control rod that runs through the body to the head. Wayang golek most likely originated in China and arrived in Java sometime in the 17th century. These puppets are commonly used to tell the stories of the Hindu epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabarata.

Hidden round wooden support base and two arm manipulating sticks
Head can be moved from left to right
The Baltic clothing is in good condition

They stand at an approximate height of 20"-26"

$800 for the three dolls

Cash or Paypal payments received on site

Please send a message if you have any questions &/or would like to view these pieces in person.

Thank you for viewing our vintage (possibly antique) puppets. Be sure to look at our other vintage/antique items.

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