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.
© Mike Morgan.
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||Sept. 26, 2015, 11:28 p.m.