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JOGJA CARNIVAL: ‘Wayang orang’ spices up city’s 262nd anniversary celebration...

  • Celebrating in style: Wayang Jogja Night Carnival showcases a wayang orang (human puppet) troupe riding on floats to mark the 262nd anniversary of Yogyakarta.  JP/Tarko Sudiarno

    Celebrating in style: Wayang Jogja Night Carnival showcases a wayang orang (human puppet) troupe riding on floats to mark the 262nd anniversary of Yogyakarta. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

  • Center of attention: A wayang orang (human puppet) troupe performs in front of Yogyakarta’s historic Tugu Monument. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

    Center of attention: A wayang orang (human puppet) troupe performs in front of Yogyakarta’s historic Tugu Monument. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

  • Many faces of Semar: Participants showcase their depiction of Semar, a beloved Javanese wayang (puppet) known for his tired eyes and flat nose. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

    Many faces of Semar: Participants showcase their depiction of Semar, a beloved Javanese wayang (puppet) known for his tired eyes and flat nose. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

  • Show your moves: The carnival holds a dance choreography competition. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

    Show your moves: The carnival holds a dance choreography competition. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

  • lying in unison: Yogyakartans display their bird-themed float and costumes at the carnival. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

    lying in unison: Yogyakartans display their bird-themed float and costumes at the carnival. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

  • Walking tall: Wayang orang (human puppets) on stilts perform among puppets made of woven coconut leaves in a play that centers on giant wayang figure Kumbakarna. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

    Walking tall: Wayang orang (human puppets) on stilts perform among puppets made of woven coconut leaves in a play that centers on giant wayang figure Kumbakarna. JP/Tarko Sudiarno

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