A loan of $500 helped to purchase raw materials such as wood and fabric for his puppets.

Nono's story

Nono specializes in traditional Indonesian rod puppets. He would like to invest in a purchase of raw materials such as wood and fabric.

Nono has been selling through NOVICA since 2008. This is his story:

Rod puppets, or wayang golek, are one of Indonesia's most original art forms, especially popular in West Java. Making wayang golek is a skill handed down from one generation to the next. Master puppeteer Nono was taught by an uncle, while another uncle, a renowned puppet master, taught him how to perform. Nono must know the stories, histories, personalities and conventions of gods and heroes. The puppeteer also sings and directs the gamelan musicians as he performs.

"I want to convey my gratitude to all of you who are supporting me with this microcredit loan, as it will make it possible for me to acquire the materials to build up my stock. I hope you like my work and consider my rod puppets to decorate your home. Thanks!"

Use the link below to view Nono's rod puppets on the NOVICA site:

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