"Wayang (Puppet) Museum" Wayang Museum Tip by Rodan44
Wayang Museum, Jakarta: 9 reviews and 28 photos
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
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