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Talking Points: Malaysian Shadow Puppets

A collection of imagery and sources designed to explore the tradition of Wayang Kulit.

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Malaysian Shadow Puppets

Explore images of Wayang shadow puppets here.

Find out how puppet masters in Malaysia are modernising the tradition of Wayang Kulit. 

Questions to Ask Children

How do you think it would feel to watch one of these traditional puppet shows?

Describe the atmosphere? 

Can you think of other popular stories you’d like to be made into a puppet show?

What do you like about these puppet shows?

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