Function of Wayang Beber Pacitan

Margana ., Tjetjep Rohendi Rohidi, Iswidayati ., Dharsono Sony Kartika


Wayang beber is unique traditional art type because this wayang beber is the only one found in Indonesia or world. Wayang beber is made in complicated painting in the form of paper roll. Totally, there are six rolls, and each roll contains four scenes.Wayang beber show has various functions for the supporting community.This study will describe the wayang beber show any function.This research aimed to find out the function  in Wayang Beber Pacitan. This study was a descriptive qualitative research. Techniques of collecting data used were observation, interview, and document analysis. The sampling technique used was purposive sampling one. Data analysis was carried out using an interactive model of analysis, while data validation was conducted using triangulation. From the result of research, it can be concluded that wayang beber is a traditional art of Archipelago having distinctive peculiarity compared with other wayang types. The pecualiarity of wayang beber lies on its painting form and performing method spread out, and retold by the narrator corresponding to the content of story. The existence of wayang beber has a very important function and values for its proponents including; wayang bebers has ritual, social, and economic functions.

Keywords: Wayang beber, ritual


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