Image: Balinese Puppet, Bima: E79060

Balinese Puppet, Bima: E79060

Shadow Puppet Bima, made by Ketut Nyata, Bali.

Bima is an unrefined and sometimes comical character; one of the Pandawa brothers from the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Bima, like Hanoman, is the son of the god Beiyu and frequently appears with Hanoman.

Finton Mahony
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