These puppets were a wedding gift from our dear friends, the same ones who gave us the beautiful pony [photoblog.com] from Taiwan. They are puppets from Indonesia called wayang golek [en.wikipedia.org]. A very interesting history of Indonesian puppet theater can be read here [en.wikipedia.org].
Our friends have collected several puppets during their trips to Indonesia, and I have always admired them. We were thrilled to receive these, and will always treasure them.