Create traditional monsters, heroes, and creatures among the worlds of Malaysian shadow puppetry with a master of the craft. Mohd Jufry will guide you through the art of making a leather shadow puppet from cured goatskin, inspired by traditional music and puppeteering.
Mohd Jufry carves traditional wayang kulit (shadow play) characters out of cured goatskin. He started his apprenticeship with his (master puppeteer) grandfather at age six, and now lectures on the art as part of a Drama and Theatre course at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).
Step-by-step guide to making a leather shadow puppet.
Basics of music and puppeteering.
Materials including leather, colors etc.
Your handmade leather puppet.
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