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‘Wayang potehi’ once banned, now embraced

  • Hello there: A man towers over three potehi puppets with colorful costumes. JP/Boy T Harjanto

    Hello there: A man towers over three potehi puppets with colorful costumes. JP/Boy T Harjanto

  • Meticulously crafted: Potehi puppets come with intricate details and designs. JP/Boy T Harjanto

    Meticulously crafted: Potehi puppets come with intricate details and designs. JP/Boy T Harjanto

  • Proper placement: An employee tidies up an open display case. JP/Boy T Harjanto

    Proper placement: An employee tidies up an open display case. JP/Boy T Harjanto

  • Showtime: A puppeteer holds a potehi puppet to be used in a show called Siluman Harimau (Tiger Ghost).  JP/Boy T Harjanto

    Showtime: A puppeteer holds a potehi puppet to be used in a show called Siluman Harimau (Tiger Ghost). JP/Boy T Harjanto

  • Dramatic: The puppet shows often use smoke as a special effect. JP/Boy T Harjanto

    Dramatic: The puppet shows often use smoke as a special effect. JP/Boy T Harjanto

  • Youthful energy: Local boys are the musicians of potehi puppet shows. JP/Boy T Harjanto

    Youthful energy: Local boys are the musicians of potehi puppet shows. JP/Boy T Harjanto

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