Wayang Golek is a traditional Indonesian puppet play carried
out with rod puppets as those shown below. It is especially popular
in Sunda (Western Java) and Central Java. The puppet bodies are
carved from Acacia wood with intricate and fine details, hand-painted
and dressed in Batik clothes, which are traditionally sown from
recycled material and exchanged every few years.
Indonesian Arts Network gets antique Wayang Golek puppets
directly from real Dalangs (puppeteers), who used them in
actual Wayang performances for 20 - 40 years. We select puppets
in good overall conditions, but signs of age and use are of course
visible - and add to the authenticity.
We are frequently receiving shipment of sometimes over hundred
antique Wayang Golek Rod Puppets. Below you can see
our current stock.
We have been able to keep the prices constant at US$40 to 120
per puppet for many years. Among the few places selling such
antique puppets, we have the lowest prices and the widest variety.
Furthermore, we offer discounts for large and bulk orders: 10%
off for orders of 10 or more, 20% off above 50 puppets. They sell
quickly, so order soon!
You can click on each of the pictures below to get a close-up
view. We are happy to answer any questions and send further information
or more pictures. For enquiries and orders please mention the item number
below the picture.
Heroes, Kings & Warriors
1070 Rama Wijaya, King of Ayodhya and Hero of the
Ramayana - paint chips US$40
1086 Kokrosono, Prince of Madura (Mahabarata)
1102 Suyudana/Duryudhana, Eldest of the Kaurawa Brothers (evil
dynasty of the Mahabarata) - US$70 - SOLD
1104 Gandamana, Prince of Pancala (Mahabarata) -
US$60 - SOLD
1109 Udawa, Governor of Dwarawati (Mahabarata) - US$60 - SOLD
1110 Sangkuni, Uncle of the Kaurawa Brothers (evil dynasty of
the Mahabarata), rare! - US$70 - SOLD
1111 Jambu, Warrior of the Mahabarata - US$60 - SOLD
1112 Durna, Teacher of the Pandawas & Kaurawas (Mahabarata),
with real fur beard, one arm paralysed - US$70 - SOLD
1115 King Salya, Ally of the evil Kaurawa Brothers (Mahabarata)
- US$60 - SOLD
1116 Baladewa, King of Madura, wood chip at ear -
1118 Sencaki/Setyaki, King of Lesanpura, Warrior of Dwarawati
(Mahabarata) - US$60 - SOLD
1122 Drupada, King of Pancala (Mahabarata) -
US$70 - SOLD
1106 Betara Ismaya, second highest God and divine incarnation
of the Clown Semar, fine woodcarving, very rare - US$70 - SOLD
1113 Betara Narada, God of Wisdom, very big puppet (Mahabarata)
- US$60 - SOLD
1114 Betara Brahma, King of the Gods, orange face, very rare
(Mahabarata) US$90 - SOLD
1119 Betari Durga, Barebreasted Goddess, very rare (Mahabarata)
- US$90 - SOLD
1120 Betara Bayu, God of the Wind, green face, rare
(Mahabarata) - US$90 - SOLD
1105 Sinta, Heroine of the Ramayana, nicely decorated dress
(Ramayana) - US$60 - SOLD
Demons and Ghosts
This category is our specialty. Please contact us
with any questions you have!
1037 Unnamed Daemon US$60
1047 Unnamed Daemon, some paint chipped US$50
1051The Giant Buta Repani (Mahabarata) US$50
1101 Dusasana, one of the Kaurawa Brothers (evil dynasty of
the Mahabarata), red face - US$80 - SOLD
1107 Boma, one of the Kaurawa Brothers (evil dynasty of the
Mahabarata), orange face - US$80 - SOLD
1108 Boma (as King of Ngembat Landeyan), one of the Kaurawa
Brothers (evil dynasty of the Mahabarata), orange face - US$80 - SOLD
1117 Brajamusti, Uncle of Gatotkaca and chief-warrior of
Pringgadani, green face, rare - US$90 - SOLD
1121 Rahwana, Demon King of Alengka (Ramayana), red face -
US$80 - SOLD
1126 Rahwana, Demon King of Alengka (Ramayana), red face -
US$80 - SOLD
Sorry, this category is sold out!
Very few animal puppets are available elsewhere, yet we have a wide selection.
Please contact us with your enquiries!
1005 Garuda Jatayu, Bird of Heaven (Ramayana) - slightly
1103 Gagak Suro, Animal Soldier (Mahabarata), rare -
US$100 - SOLD
1010 Garuda Jatayu, Bird of Heaven (Ramayana) - slightly
1123 Sugriwa, King of the Apes (Ramayana) -
US$90 - SOLD
1124 Subali, Ape (Ramayana) - US$80 - SOLD
1125 Jatayu / Garuda, Heavenly Bird (Ramayana) -
US$90 - SOLD
|(1) Wings are detachable and the joints are easily
damaged by rough handling (e.g. in fighting scenes). This kind of damage is
very common and can be repaired, but we sell such puppets as we found them.
We also have a few damaged or incomplete puppets and carved heads
without body. Please contact us if you are
interested in those.