Indonesia and Burma and Restless Dreams as Summer Winds Down

I am fascinated by shadow puppets and marionettes. I started collecting them in while in graduate school with a dream of someday visiting Java, Bali and Burma (Myanmar). That dream is yet unfulfilled but planning has begun and will have to include a trip to Borneo too. 

Javanese wayang klitlik puppet from my own collection.


Balinese shadow puppet depicting Api or Fire at the American a Museum of Natural History.


Javanese wayang klitlik puppets also at AMNM.


My Burmese marionettes.