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13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Balinese Wayang - Puppet Prayer

The wayang or shadow puppet is popular theatrical expression in Bali. In a performance, flat cut-out figures are silhouetted against a translucent, white screen, with a coconut-husk lamp as its source of light. Often these performances depict hindu stories and folklore. In this photo a young Balinese boy offers up a prayer into the back of his puppet before practicing his art in front of his family in the village of Budakelin.

TAGS: Bali, Culture, Indonesia, Music

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© Mike Morgan.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 01.2013
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 26, 2015, 11:28 p.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Bali, Indonesia