Shadow puppet or the thing that many people called as wayang is becoming something that many people in the world know. That is because this traditional art performance from Indonesia is announced as one world heritage from Indonesia by UNESCO. Because of that reason, many people are interested in watching the shadow puppet show in Indonesia. Basically, there are a lot of things that you can learn from this traditional art performance. If you are interested in learning more about this traditional art performance, including the history of wayang, you will need to visit Solo to get all of the answers of your questions. For your information, there are some reasons why you need to visit Solo if you want to learn a lot about wayang, its history, its making process, and its shows. Here are some of those reasons that might persuade you to visit this city in Indonesia.
- The first one is the process of making this shadow puppets. If you think that the process of making this shadow puppet is just drawing, cutting, and coloring, you are wrong. That is because on the making process of this shadow puppet, there are a lot of things that you need to do. Even though the basics are just drawing, cutting, and coloring, there are still a lot of details that you should not miss. That is because all of the people who made this shadow puppets believe that the process of making the shadow puppets is closely related with the spiritual journey that you have to experience. This way, you will be able to make the best Indonesian shadow puppets that are worth of hundreds of dollars each.
- The second is that you will be able to learn the history of this shadow puppet performance. When you are learning the process of making the shadow puppets, you will also be able to listen to the history of the shadow puppets from the maker. You might not be able to get all of the details of the history since the real history is a little but blurry. However, you can surely learn that this kind of performance was once used as the media to introduce religion to all of the people, especially on the Java Island.
- The third one might be something that many people are waiting for. It is the real grand performance of the shadow puppets. You need to know that the performance of the shadow puppets always takes a lot of attention from many people. The first one is because of the people love to see this kind of performance. The second one is because of the puppet masters that have been known. The third one is because of the duration. Yes, the real shadow puppet shows usually take at least six hours to finish.
If you are interested in learning shadow puppets Indonesia, you might have to visit this city since you will be able to find Wayang Village that offers you a lot of those nice things above.