Sunday, September 21, 2008


This character of wooden doll puppet (Wayang Golek) is Hanuman. Hanuman is one of most important figure in Hindu epic, The Ramayana. He is a white monkey warrior who helped Lord Rama leading the monkey army to fight the demon king Rahvana.


Kim said...

He's amazing! His expression is captivating. Reminds me of the Cat In The Hat for some odd reason. Looks a bit too cheerful to be a warrior, but perhaps because he knows victory is assured, he's smiling? Wonderful photo, Harry!
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melanie said...

This white Monkey is very sympathique !

Hilda said...

For something that has what looks like fangs, he has a very sympathetic face (what we'd call "maamo").

And it's not just puppet theater that I'd like to watch. I've just realized that I haven't read the Ramayana or Mahabharata. I better find myself a good translation/narration.