An Indonesian man sells his home-made shadow puppets to tourists and visitors in Jakarta in this 1997 file photo. Photo: Reuters
An Indonesian man sells his home-made shadow puppets to tourists and visitors in Jakarta in this 1997 file photo. Photo: Reuters
Indonesia

Shadow puppetry, known as wayang kulit, becomes latest controversy in Indonesia-Malaysia cultural heritage dispute

  • Sportswear giant Adidas’ latest shoe collection prompted a backlash from Indonesians over the origins of the art form wayang kulit, or shadow puppetry
  • Indonesians and Malaysians have clashed over matters of cultural heritage and identity, with previous tussles focused on rendang and folk songs in tourism campaigns

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An Indonesian man sells his home-made shadow puppets to tourists and visitors in Jakarta in this 1997 file photo. Photo: Reuters
An Indonesian man sells his home-made shadow puppets to tourists and visitors in Jakarta in this 1997 file photo. Photo: Reuters
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