While viewed from the cultural aspect wayang purwa could be regarded as tangible and intangible cultural heritage. The wayang purwa could still be found in various museums or antique collectors who keep it.
Wayang purwa with characteristics as described in Law No.: 5 / 1992 on Heritage Objects could be considered as artifact and tangible archaeological resources. The wayang purwa in the form of shadow play has its role as entertainment for public, but the play itself always contains of high-valued moral messages. Therefore it could be said that the shadow play is considered as a guidance performance (tontonan jadi tuntunan).