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From the Hindu epic story, Mahabaharata, is the character, Petruk. For hundreds if years the middle eastern cultures have been entertained or learned lessons from stories portrayed in shadow puppet shows with wayang (puppet) golek (3D wooden). This particular story is about Semar, a panakawa (brave, wise jester) who has three sons: Gerang, the eldest: Petruk, the middle and intelligent one, and Cepot, the youngest. Petruk is almost always depicted with a very long nose and the single large tooth near the front of his mouth. The puppets are made from a softer wood that can be carved into the desired features, then painted with several layers and facial features added to the last coat of paint. Under its clothing is a rod to hold the puppet and to turn his head; the rod extends from a block of wood that forms part of the body. On the back side of the block is a paper tag with “Petruk” typed on it and a handwritten “Udel” beneath. Udel is another name for Petruk. There is also a handwritten “40” and I have no idea what that indicates. There are two slim rods attached to the hands to add mobility. The arms and hands are carved wood, but at the elbow, the upper arm is braided fabric up to the shoulder. For something that has been played with and/or displayed for many years, it is in wonderful condition. The clothing is in wonderful condition with no rips, holes or tears. There is a little bit of paint loss on the chin and back of the neck, but that just attests to its age. The puppet measures 18” tall, 3 ¼” wide, and his face is 4 ¾” deep.

This would be such an interesting addition to a middle-eastern collection or a wonderful stand-alone decorative piece. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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ITEM ID
PAJA-FKRT-rodppt
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

Old Indonesian Carved Wooden Petruk Rod or Stick Puppet

$115


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