What is Wayang?
Wayang known since the times of prehistory at around 1500 years before Christ. Indonesian people embrace beliefs [animism] form of ancestor worship spirits called Hyang or dahyang, who realized in the form of [sculpture], or image.
Wayang is the traditional art of Indonesia, especially developed in Java and Bali. Wayang show has been recognized by UNESCO on 7 November 2003, as a culture of attention in the field of narrative stories and heritage of beautiful and valuable (masterpiece of Oral and intangible Heritage of Humanity).There are wayang versions played by people wearing the costumes, known as the people wayang, and there is also a puppet in the form of a set of dolls that played by dalang (puppeteer). Wayang that usually played by this puppeteer is wayang kulit or wayang golek. The stories in wayang are usually derived from the Mahabharata and Ramayana. Wayang show in every country has its own style and technique, so Indonesia is a puppet made of native Indonesian people have a story, the style and the extraordinary puppeteer. Sometimes repertoire Panji stories and stories Menak (the stories of Islam) also be shown. Wayang, by the predecessor of this very expressive in a very one. Sunan Kali Jaga and Raden Patah are highly meritorious in the Wayang. Guardians of the Land in Java is a way to set up into three parts. Wayang Kulit first in East Java, the Wayang Wong or People Wayang in Central Java, Wayang Golek and third in West Java. Each very bekaitan one another. Ie "Where the contents (Wayang Wong) and what the Skin (Wayang Kulit) must be sought (Wayang Golek)".