Monday, April 13, 2009

Wayang Golek : Bisma


The grandfather of the Pandawa fought against them in the great war. Was slain by Srikandi and Arujuna. He was happy to be slain and freed from the battle were he knew he was on the wrong side.

In the list of the contestants for a great contest was Bisma from Hastinapura. He was assigned by his father King Sentanu and the queen of Hastinapura Satyawati or Durgandini to join the contest. If he won, the ladies were for his two younger brothers, Citragada and Citrasena, the legitimate heirs of Hastina.

Bisma or Dewabrata (his name when he was young) had vowed that he would always remain as a celibate and would never be a King. In the several days of dreadful contest, all other ksatrias were not able to defeat the mighty Wahmuka and Arimuka.The powerful Bisma entered the ring. It was difficult for Bisma to defeat both of them. When one of them was killed, immediately revived after being over-jumped by the other. It was happened several times Bisma became fatique. Semar who has watching the fight, knew the secret of Wahmuka and Arimuka. He put some Kunir (turmeric) and Enjet (lime) on the point of keris used by Bisma. Both Kasi warriors were dead after being stabbed by Bisma’s keris.
This puppet is on a base and stands a little over 31". He can be removed from the base and both the head and arms can be moved. It has very finely detailed carvings on the head, with vivid color and detailed paintings. The body is beautifully decorated in beads and Batik. Each puppet is individually made by hand making each unique. They are made for the artists who make the puppets for Daleng (Puppet master) Asep Sunarya who performs worldwide. These are Indonesia's finest.

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