Learn leather shadow puppet making with Mohd Jufry in Malaysia.
  • Penang, Malaysia
  • 15 hours over 5 days

Leather Shadow Puppet Making with Mohd Jufry

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.


One Guest
USD $535
Additional guest(s) (max 4)
USD $220
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Create a handmade leather puppet with master puppeteer Mohd Jufry.Learn about the history of Malaysian puppeteering and make your own leather puppet.

Meet the Artist

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).

VAWAA Includes:

  • Step-by-step guide to making a leather shadow puppet.  
  • Basics of music and puppeteering.
  • Materials including leather, colors etc.
  • Your handmade leather puppet. 

Explore Penang

From the National Park in Teluk Bahang to the street vendors on Kimberley Street with offerings as diverse as the people preparing them, Penang is an explosion of sound, color, and smell. Roam the clustered streets of George Town for murals by international street artists, or head to Bukit Mertajam's old town for a much less touristy experience. Our favorite way to see Penang, though? Rent a scooter and go for a drive around the island.