UNESCO – The United Nations's Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization will formally bestow World Heritage Status on Indonesia's Wayang tradition in an April 21, 2004, ceremony in Paris. The award will be received on behalf of Indonesia by Mr. Solikin, the National Secretary of the Indonesian Puppet Performance Association (Senawangi).
The Wayang tradition of Indonesia encompasses a range of puppets made from leather and wood with performances by skilled puppet masters often running from sunset to the following day's sunrise.
Wayang traditions also continue to thrive in Bali with performances on offer as part of village festivals or cultural presentations for the public.
When visiting Bali contact Bali Discovery Tours to obtain information on current Wayang performances or to organize a private showing for your group.
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