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Wayang klitik serves to spread Islamic teachings

  • Khotib uses sandpaper to smoothen the wood of wayang klitik. JP/ Magnus Hendratmo

    Khotib uses sandpaper to smoothen the wood of wayang klitik. JP/ Magnus Hendratmo

  • Various types of sandpaper are used to smoothen wayang klitik. JP/ Magnus Hendratmo

    Various types of sandpaper are used to smoothen wayang klitik. JP/ Magnus Hendratmo

  • Khotib blows sawdust off a wooden puppet. JP/ Magnus Hendratmo

    Khotib blows sawdust off a wooden puppet. JP/ Magnus Hendratmo

  • Wayang klitik puppets are ready to be painted based on their characters, expressions and costumes. JP/ Magnus Hendratmo

    Wayang klitik puppets are ready to be painted based on their characters, expressions and costumes. JP/ Magnus Hendratmo

  • Khotib carves the details of a puppet character. The carving tool is specially designed for this purpose. JP/ Magnus Hendratmo

    Khotib carves the details of a puppet character. The carving tool is specially designed for this purpose. JP/ Magnus Hendratmo

  • Khotib uses the sungging technique to paint the puppets to enable him get into the details of each character. Water-based paints are used so his puppets are environmentally friendly. JP/ Magnus Hendratmo

    Khotib uses the sungging technique to paint the puppets to enable him get into the details of each character. Water-based paints are used so his puppets are environmentally friendly. JP/ Magnus Hendratmo

  • Wayang klitik puppets have leather arms so that they are not easily damaged in battle scenes. JP/ Magnus Hendratmo

    Wayang klitik puppets have leather arms so that they are not easily damaged in battle scenes. JP/ Magnus Hendratmo

  • Khotib holds up one of his products at his workshop in Gumampir village, Karangnongko, Klaten regency, Central Java. JP/ Magnus Hendratmo

    Khotib holds up one of his products at his workshop in Gumampir village, Karangnongko, Klaten regency, Central Java. JP/ Magnus Hendratmo

  • Wayang dakwah figures (from left to right) Sunan Giri, Sunan Ampel, Sunan Kudus, Sunan Bonang, Sunan Muria, Sunan Drajat, Sunan Gresik, Sunan Gunung Jati and Sunan Kalijaga, which are the names of nine revered clerics who spread the teachings of Islam in Java. JP/ Magnus Hendratmo

    Wayang dakwah figures (from left to right) Sunan Giri, Sunan Ampel, Sunan Kudus, Sunan Bonang, Sunan Muria, Sunan Drajat, Sunan Gresik, Sunan Gunung Jati and Sunan Kalijaga, which are the names of nine revered clerics who spread the teachings of Islam in Java. JP/ Magnus Hendratmo

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