From Yogyakarta, ca. 1900
This wayang Kulit (shadow Puppet), Pulasio, is from Yogyakarta, central Java, Indonesia. This is a very beautiful wayang! The puppet is in amazing condition even considering it's substantial age. The carving is very intricate (especially around the head and hair) and the paints are in excellent condition. The sarong has been beautifully rendered.
WAYANG KULIT "TIGER"
From Semarang, Central Java,
This wayang Kulit (shadow Puppet), Tiger (Macan in Bahasa Indonesian), is from Semarang, central Java, Indonesia. This piece comes from a time when the Tiger was very plentiful and roamed throughout Indonesia. This is a very beautiful wayang! The puppet is in excellent condition even considering it's substantial age (there is wear to the paint through age and many performances).
The condition is excellent. The paint has been redone at some point in the puppet's life. There is wear to the paint as you might expect with age and use. The thick leather is in excellent condition. The support stick, replaced at some point, is wood.