Delicately hand-crafted and polished on wood, then beautifully painted with batik techniques, this batik wood Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppet) Sita is a great desktop deco and a perfect gift for art & culture enthusiasts. Wayang Kulit is a traditional theater art-form from Java (Indonesia) and Kelantan (Malaysia) using puppets and shadow-play to tell the epic tales of the ancient classical Hindu legends, Mahabharata and Ramayana. The puppets are made of buffalo hide and mounted on bamboo sticks. Sita is the beloved wife of Rama in the ancient Hindu epic, Ramayana. She is the avatar of Goddess Lakhsmi, the consort of Vishnu. Sita is portrayed as the epitome of female purity and virtue. In the Ramayana epic, Sita follows her husband in exile and is abducted by the demon king, Ravana of Lanka. Ravana wanted to make Sita his wife, but after many attempts, Sita still refuses to give in. Sita was rescued by her beloved husband Rama who, together with Hanuman, and his monkey army, defeated Ravana in the epic battle of Lanka.
Dimensions: Length x Width x Height = 18cm x 4cm x 44.5cm Weight = 640 gram Material = Wood Also available in: Small Size Set of Rama and Sita