The wayang kulit, or shadow play/puppetry, is a traditional theatre which uses light and shadow effects cast on a screen (kelir) by puppets fashioned from hides. The puppets embody a variety of mythical and imaginary characters. The Kelantanese wayang kulit as it is known locally, is the most widely distributed style and is aesthetically most unique of the four wayang kulit genres (Siam wayang kulit, Gedek wayang kulit, Malay wayang kulit, and Purwa wayang kulit) found in Malaysia. It is conducted by a Tok Dalang (master puppeteer/storyteller) and accompanied by a group of traditional musicians playing drums (gendang, gedombak and geduk), gongs (canang and tetawak), cymbals (kesi) and the traditional oboe (serunai). The Siam wayang kulit is found in Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, and in the Pattani region. Performances are conducted in Kelantanese Malay dialect, and the repertoire comprises indigenous interpretations or branch stories of the main Ramayana epic. Among the important characters in the Kelantanese shadow play are Seri Rama, Sita Dewi, Maharaja Wana, Hanuman, and Pak Dogol. The attendants (Pak Dogol/Hanuman) often provide timely advice to the ‘hero’ during critical moments, saving the ‘hero’ from disaster.