The Shadow Puppet Museum (Museum Wayang) exhibits a plethora of shadow puppets in Indonesia and tools that are used when staging them, such as gamelan and blencong (a traditional lamp used during a shadow puppet performance). Indonesia‘s Shadow Puppet is well known as a part of local tradition with a very long history. Every tribe in different regions in Indonesia has its own kind of puppet, we call it ‘wayang’. As a traveler, you might need to go all over the place to know deeply about various kinds of wayang in Indonesia. But, for a glimpse? You should visit Wayang Museum Jakarta because they have it all.
Besides various kinds of local puppet shadows collection, Wayang Museum Jakarta also displays numerous dolls from countries like India, France, Cambodia, China, Germany, et cetera. It seems like puppet culture is a global culture that spread around the world.