Two giant-sized puppets watch you as you enter the museum.
In Jakarta, we visited the Wayang Puppet Museum located in the old part of the city. There, we learned that Wayang kulit, the traditional shadow play, is an ancient way of storytelling originating from Java.
Some were paper thin and absolutely gorgeous!
Others were a bit more on the creepy side...
A puppet with limb joints.
Story tellers would use relevant tales from the Indian classics like the Ramayana, to insert messages or criticisms. This was especially important during the time of the Dutch occupation of Indonesia (1800s - 1950).
I wish we would have been able to see a shadow play during this trip, but alas!
Hopefully next time!