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Wayang or Wajang (old Dialect) or Shadow Pupet is an Indonesian word for theater usil doll with use of shadow. When the term is used to refer to kinds of puppet theater, sometimes the puppet itself is referred to as wayang. Performances of shadow puppet theater are accompanied by gamelan in Java, and by "gender wayang" in Bali.

UNESCO designated Wayang Kulit, a shadow puppet theater and the best known of the Indonesian wayang, as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity on 7 November 2003. In return of the acknowledgment, UNESCO demanded Indonesia to preserve their heritage

Wayang Category

While these carefully handcrafted puppets vary in size, shape and style, two principal types prevail:

  • the three-dimensional wooden puppet (wayang klitik or golèk)
  • the flat leather shadow puppet (wayang kulit) projected in front of a screen lit from behind.

ref: Unesco site

Wayang from Type

  • Wayang Kulit
  1. Wayang Purwa
  2. Wayang Madya
  3. Wayang Gedog
  4. Wayang Dupara
  5. Wayang Wahyu
  6. Wayang Suluh
  7. Wayang Kancil
  8. Wayang Calonarang
  9. Wayang Krucil
  10. Wayang Ajen
  11. Wayang Sasak
  12. Wayang Sadat
  13. Wayang Parwa
  • Wayang Kayu
  1. Wayang Golek / Wayang Thengul (Bojonegoro)
  2. Wayang Menak
  3. Wayang Papak / Wayang Cepak
  4. Wayang Klithik
  • Wayang Beber
  • Wayang Orang. Wayang using person to perform
    • Wayang Gung (South Kalimantan)
    • Wayang Topeng (same as Wayang Orang using mask in South Kalimantan)
  • Wayang Suket
  • Wayang Gung
  • Wayang Timplong
  • Wayang Arya
  • Wayang Potehi
  • Wayang Gambuh
  • Wayang Parwa
  • Wayang Cupak

Wayang from origin

Languages Wayang use not only Java, other languages like bahasa Melayu Lokal, bahasa Betawi, bahasa Palembang dan bahasa Banjar also use.

  • Wayang Jawa Yogyakarta
  • Wayang Jawa Surakarta
  • Wayang Kulit Gagrag Banyumasan
  • Wayang Bali
  • Wayang Sasak (NTB)
  • Wayang Kulit Banjar (Kalimantan Selatan)
  • Wayang Palembang (Sumatera Selatan)
  • Wayang Betawi (Jakarta)
  • Wayang Cirebon (Jawa Barat)
  • Wayang Madura (Madura)
  • Wayang Siam (Kelantan, Malaysia)


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