A shadow puppet of a figure presumed to represent Rama, one of the Hindu deity Vishnu's many forms, and probably featured in one of the many Indonesian productions of the Ancient Indian epic poem Ramayana. He is a friendly figure preported to be the best archer in the world and a hero hell-bent on rescuing his wife Sita from the demon god Ravana. It is constructed from animal hide and wood and the figure has a head-dress, painted gold and with a series of intricate and delicate patterns making up clothing.

Item number 69256
Category Puppet
Type Shadow Show

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection