Friday, 27 August 2010

Indonesian Rod Puppets

The Object-handling base at the Horniman Museum has a glorious collection of Indonesian rod puppets or Wayang Golek, which have always caught my eye for their colours, mystery and exoticism. More accessible to children are some simplified rod puppets made from paper mache, which I have long thought would make a delightful workshop project.

'Art of the World' at Orleans House was a great opportunity to take this adventure abroad ... Here, Emilie and Amun bring their Indonesian Lady and their Elephant vibrantly to life!