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Puppet Art is culture Indonesia from Java and managed famous ground up in foreign countries. Puppet is a prominent arts and culture in the nation of Indonesia when compared to other cultural arts. In the art of puppet culture includes music, singing, acting, speech arts, painting, literature, to art symbolism. Puppet art as Indonesian culture is growing more rapidly from year to year.
Indonesia’s population is required to know the art of puppet and the names of the characters in the puppet. To determine the puppet characters, you can see at characters of wayang kulit.
Puppet art can be used as a medium of information, education, propaganda, philosophical understanding of Java, and especially as entertainment. If the ground Javanese shadow puppets including one of the performing arts as customary in a particular area.
In Malang, East Java, for example, when a ceremony at the 1st suro always accompanied with puppet shows as a custom that must be implemented every year. In the traditional ceremony conducted float an offering on the beach Segoro kidul as an offering to the public believes nyi roro kidul with the ceremony will be spared from disaster.
The existence of shadow puppet art has been since long before Hinduism entrance to the island of Java. Wayang kulit artwork is adapted from Indian literary works that the Mahabharata and Ramayana. Both of these stories in the puppet master amended and added to adjust the original philosophy of Indonesia.
Puppet Art History also came from Java, namely East Java in Indonesia that is growing both in East Java and Central Java even Bali. Puppet art has a very close relationship with the state and sosiokulturan realigi Javanese culture. As leaders Punokawan this character is very important in puppet shows.
Punokawan consist of Semar, Gareng, Petruk and Bagong fourth has an important role in the puppet. Then the puppet overall technical term derived from the ancient Javanese language (Ngoko, Madyakrama). Since 1951 the puppet book published and stated that the puppet is the original art of Indonesian culture that comes from the land of Java. Culture puppet born since the reign of King Airlangga who was King of job Kahuripan kingdom in East Java.
Literary works that will be used in the wayang stories written by poet Indonesia come from the land of Java since centuries X. One text book of Ramayana written Kakawih with ancient Javanese writings or letters hanacaraka. In addition Javanese poet has also translated the story of Mahabharata and Ramayana from India into the language of the ancient Javanese language.
Although the change from Indian languages ‚Äč‚Äčinto the Java language in the retelling is added by inserting a Javanese cultural philosophy into it. For example, the work of Professor Panuluh, Kanwa Arjunawiwaha the professor, and the professor Sedah. There is also the great work done by the King Jayabaya (King of Kediri).
Puppet art as a cultural performance that became entertainment empire since the days of King Airlangga. At that time there is an inscription with mawayang contains papers and aringgit which means puppet dance. The word puppet comes from wewayangan which means shadow. So in a leather puppet shows always use a piece of white cloth as a barrier and when there is a shadow puppet play that was evident at the barrier fabric.
Thus the audience watched the shadows of the puppets that exist on the cloth that is why the word means shadow puppets. Interestingly puppet art is always accompanied by gamelan music typical of traditional Javanese culture. Puppet arts more visible elements of Java because of the story – a story on puppet shows concerns about the ancestors of the Majapahit kingdom.