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THE PUNAKAWAN (“CLOWN-SERVANTS”)

In Balinese wayang, there are two pairs of clown servants. Tualen and
Merdah, father and son, are the servants to the protagonists and Delem
and Sangut, older and younger brother, are the servants to the
antagonists. While these characters directly interact with the characters
in the story, they are also outside of the dramatic flow and they
comment on the action in a given play. Here, Tualen and Merdah are the
attendants to Indra and the gods and Delem and Sangut are the
attendants to Misasura and the Raksasa.