Maureen Fletcher Freelance Illustrator


"Wayang Kulit" or Shadow Puppet is a traditional form of a puppet-shadow play originally found in the cultures of Java, Bali, and Lombok in Indonesia. In a wayang kulit performance, the puppet figures are rear-projected on a taut linen screen with a coconut-oil (or electric) light. The 'dalang' (shadow artist) manipulates carved leather figures between the lamp and the screen to bring the shadows to life. It's mainly about good vs evil.

When I was a little girl, 'Wayang Kulit' was a scare to me, however, I am fascinated by the intricate details of the puppets which are all handmade and has a mythical appearance to it. This is my version of how I feel about "Wayang Kulit".


Annual 2020 ShortlistWayang KulitIllustration Project featured: on 15th September 2020 Contributor:

Maureen Fletcher has been a Contributor since 1st September 2020.

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Wayang Kulit