Cupumanik Gallery was founded by H. Herry Hermawan in 1980. Graduated from the Faculty of Art and Design, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Herry Hermawan is an artist who interested in scupltures. He built his workshop and gallery to accommodate the crafters from around Purwakarta, Jawa Barat. In 1987, Herry Hermawan received the Upakarti Award for his dedication on Sundanese culture from the then Indonesian President Soeharto.
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Today, the gallery is managed by his doughter, Ms. Shanty and has around 40 employees. Their wayang puppets is well known either in Bandung or other regions in Indonesia, such as Surabaya, Bali, Yogyakarta, and so on. Apart from that, they also sell many kinds Sundanese crafts, such as angklung miniatures, gamelans, and many more. Price ranges of wayang golek are start from Rp. 50,000 to Rp. 3,000,000.
|Location||:||Jl. (Gang) Haji Akbar No. 10|
|Telephone/Fax||:||+62 22 4239456|
|Admission charges||:||free, althought a group visit of students need to pay Rp. 12,000/person (merchandise included)|
|Opening hours||:||Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm, Saturday 8am-2pm, Sunday and public holiday closed (it will be opened as a request)|
|Facilities||:||toilets, food area|
|Nearby facilities||:||ATMs, mini markets|
|Nearby attractions||:||Kartika Sari, Istana Plaza|
|How to get there||:|| The access road to Jalan/Gang Haji Akbar is via Jalan Kebonkawung (just north of Bandung main train station), approx. 250 meters (273 yards) from Jalan Pasirkaliki or 400 meters (437 yards) from Jalan Cicendo (or the Governor's house - Gedung Pakuan)
By angkot: take the one to "St Hall" or main train station, inform the driver that you want to go to Jalan Kebonkawung. For instance, from Setrasari mall take an angkot heading to St.Hall and get off in front of Jalan (Gang) Haji Akbar (fare: Rp. 2,500, about 20-minute journey)
|Remarks||:||visitors can watch how the employees manufacture wayang golek. Cash payment only. The maximum number of visitors are 50 guests.|
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