"Wayang (Puppet) Museum" Wayang Museum Tip by Rodan44

Wayang Museum, Jakarta: 9 reviews and 28 photos

  Wayang Kulit performance at Wayang Museum
by Rodan44

Wayang is the traditional Indonesian art of puppetry, and it is still practiced widely throughout the archipelago. The Wayang Museum in Jakarta's old city houses a wonderful collection of old and new puppets, both wooden ones as well as leather, which are used for Wayang Kulit (shadow puppet) performances.

The museum curator is a young and friendly man who has a long history of Wayang making and performing in his family. Since we arrived on a particularly slow day, he staged a short Wayang Kulit performance for us all by himself. They also sell a few beautiful Wayang pieces at reasonable prices and much better quality than the ones in tourist shops.

Address: Jl. Pintu Besar Utara 27 Jakarta Pusat
Directions: Fatahillah square, next to the Jakarta Museum
Phone: 6929560

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 31, 2004
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