The Setia Darma Masks and Puppets House is a remarkable
exhibition hall with a mission to save some of Indonesia's most beautiful
heritage items. It fills in as a great cultural and educational part of Bali.
The house right now houses over a 1,000 covers and more than 4,000 manikins
from everywhere throughout the Indonesian archipelago, Africa, China, Latin
America and Europe.
Setia Darma's first
joglo highlights customary shadow manikins, some idiosyncratic and
contemporary, for example, Prayitno's own ‘self portraiture’ and that of Barack
Obama. The last was made amid the US presidential decisions and will most
likely turn into a chronicled trinket. Different examples line the dividers in
view of root, and before long you'll see that each bear special attributes, yet
draw motivation from comparable sources, for example, the Hindu sagas of
Mahabharata and Ramayana.
Highlights: Some of
the example from around the globe incorporate Sicilian stick manikins going
back to the sixteenth century and puppets reminiscent of Pinocchio, together
with very nitty gritty Bunraku symbols from Japan from the eighteenth century.
Darma Masks & Puppets House is located at Jalan Tegal Bingin, Mas, Ubud,
Kemenuh, Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia.
Timings: Opens from
8:00 AM- 4:00 PM.