When flower blossoms, watch it closely to enjoy its beauty.
Wayang kulit is a traditional Leather puppet-shadow play found in the culture of Javanese, Indonesia. In a wayang kulit performance, the puppet figures are rear-projected on a taut linen screen with a coconut-oil (or electric) light. The Dalang (Puppeteer) manipulates carved leather figures between the lamp and the screen to bring the shadows to life.
The stage of a wayang performance includes several components. A stretched linen canvas (kelir) acted as a canvas, dividing the dalang (puppeteer) and the spectator. A coconut-oil lamp (Javanese blencong or Balinese damar) – which in modern time usually replaced with electric light – casts shadow onto the screen. A banana trunk lies on the ground between the screen and the dalang, where the figures are stick to hold them in place.
The Puppeteer in a complete dress
The musicians sit behind the dalang in a gamelan orchestra setting, an integral part of the Javanese wayang kulit performance.
Part of the music orchestra
The performance is also accompanied with female singers (pesinden) and male singers (wirasuara).
A traditional wayang kulit performance begins after dark. The first of the three phases, in which the characters are introduced and the conflict is launched, lasts until midnight. The battles and intrigues of the second phase are about three hours. The third phase of reconciliation and friendship is finished at dawn. Wikipedia
The female singers in their traditional costums
THE GREATEST STORYTELLING TRADITION. Wonderful Indonesia
Although the audience watches the story unfold in shadows of figures thrown from behind the screen, the characters of the play are not mere puppets, but are in fact crafted of very finely cut and carved untanned leather which are then beautifully painted over. For this reason, in Indonesia, the performance is called Wayang Kulit, or the Wayang Leather puppet performance, to distinguish it from other forms of wayang puppets that may be made of wood, for example.
Wayang stories are usually taken from episodes of the Hindu classic sagas of the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. These stories are not only entertaining but, moreover, teach lofty values and contain deep philosophical thoughts. Accompanied by the remarkable live music of the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra, Wayang Kulit performances are always present during folk festivities and significant events such at births, weddings, or other celebrations, and lasts the whole night. The particular story presented and messages conveyed are usually relevant to the event.
The Dalang in action
Wayang stories involve moral and ethical dilemmas faced by the characters in their journey through life, love, and war. The stories are about good versus evil, but more than that, they contemplate the existential struggle between right and wrong. They are about the pursuit of living a virtuous, noble life and the search for meaning in life.
The Wayang-themed activities encourage further exploration of moral life goals, integrity, sense of responsibility, perseverance and care for others. For example, making wayang puppets (menatah) would require patience and motivation to do better, and improve oneself. Playing the puppets (mendalang) also tells a moral story that intends to enlighten as well as entertain. Wonderful Indonesia
TODAY IS MY BLOG 5th ANNIVERSARY
I didn’t realize that time passed so quickly. My blog is 5 years old now.
On this day, I’m grateful for the wonderful WordPress.com that I can step ahead into the 6th year of blogging. I am so impressed with its Blogging Community I have found and all of the inspiration and support I get from my fellow bloggers. So from the bottom of my heart, to each of my readers, followers and likers. You have held me up, offered validation and positive reinforcement, have responded wonderfully to my bare-bones honesty, I am so grateful.
this is me 65 yo
Hellooooo …. is it me ?
the world is beautiful
Thank you WordPress.com
THE WILTING MOMENT
It is really hurt
Part by part fell apart
Wisdom of the wind
The gift of mother nature
The perfect harmony for livings.
May 20. 2017
It maybe not so many people aware of the beauty of the mushrooms in nature but I believe that not a few of them had been photographed and plotted as figures in many fairy tales.
It has been 3 or 4 months I am learning how to photograph them and from time to time I am improved. Although I do not much know their names, it is always fun to get down low with them.
mungkin tidak begitu banyak orang menyadari keindahan jamur di alam terbuka, tapi saya percaya bahwa tidak sedikit dari mereka telah difoto dan diplot sebagai tokoh dalam banyak dongeng.
Sudah 3 atau 4 bulan saya belajar bagaimana untuk memotret Jamur dan dari waktu ke waktu kepandaian saya membaik. Walaupun saya tak banyak tahu nama-nama Jamur, hal itu selalu menyenangkan untuk merunduk kebawah serendah mungkin dengan mereka.
I’m sorry my friends, it has been so long I left my home, my beloved home, where I can meet up with many wonderful friends and neighbors.
Now I’m back with a story, learning to photograph mushrooms. that’s the reason why I was away for long.
I hope you can enjoy it … ❤ ❤ ❤
Maafkan saya teman-teman, telah sekian lama saya meninggalkan rumah saya, rumah kesayangan saya, dimana saya dapat bertemu dengan banyak teman dan tetangga yang sangat baik.
sekarang saya kembali dengan membawa satu cerita, tentang belajar memotret jamur. itulah sebabnya mengapa saya pergi sekian lamanya.
saya berharap bisa dinikmati.
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The Holy Month has just passed by
Good bye RAMADHAN
Insha Allah we will see you again next year.
May the blessing of Allah extend our lives with pleasure
and open all doors of success now and always.
SAKURA grows at Cibodas Botanic Garden, West Java, Indonesia and blooming at present when climate changed to really dry at 14 – 20 degrees Centigrade.