Arts and Culture
Shadow Puppet

The Wayang show normally consists of small 4-pieces orchestra, which provides the musical accompaniment, around 60 puppets carved out of flat pieces of water buffalo hide and the Dalang, or puppet master. The Dalang has to be both incredibly skilled, as well as knowledgeable. He not manipulates all the puppets, but has to provide a different voice for each one. Traditional dramas cover a wide varienty  of themes. The most popular are stories taken from the Hindu epic, the Mahabarata.