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Gamelan sets made in Bantul reach international markets

  • The circular plates will be made into a bonang, a medium-sized metal percussion set. JP/Aditya Sagita

    The circular plates will be made into a bonang, a medium-sized metal percussion set. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • A man cuts a metal plate into a pattern for a kenong, a metal percussion set like a bonang, but bigger. JP/Aditya Sagita

    A man cuts a metal plate into a pattern for a kenong, a metal percussion set like a bonang, but bigger. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • A worker hammers a plate into a kenong percussion set. JP/Aditya Sagita

    A worker hammers a plate into a kenong percussion set. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • The plates are welded to make a kenong. JP/Aditya Sagita

    The plates are welded to make a kenong. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • Workers fill in the cracks and gaps in the welding with some putty. JP/Aditya Sagita

    Workers fill in the cracks and gaps in the welding with some putty. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • Three men cut and forge metal plates in the Daliyono Legiono workshop. JP/Aditya Sagita

    Three men cut and forge metal plates in the Daliyono Legiono workshop. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • Legiono checks the tune of a gong using a master gong, called the “baboon”, as the benchmark. JP/Aditya Sagita

    Legiono checks the tune of a gong using a master gong, called the “baboon”, as the benchmark. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • A man tests the sound of a gong after completing the instrument. JP/Aditya Sagita

    A man tests the sound of a gong after completing the instrument. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • A worker makes the wooden racks for gamelan sets. JP/Aditya Sagita

    A worker makes the wooden racks for gamelan sets. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • Workers paint a wooden rack for a bonang set red. JP/Aditya Sagita

    Workers paint a wooden rack for a bonang set red. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • Bars of saron and gambang lay on a table in the Daliyono Legiono workshop. JP/Aditya Sagita

    Bars of saron and gambang lay on a table in the Daliyono Legiono workshop. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • A “baboon” saron, or the master saron, is used to set the tones of every new saron made. JP/Aditya Sagita

    A “baboon” saron, or the master saron, is used to set the tones of every new saron made. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • Finished gongs on display in the Daliyono Legiono shop. JP/Aditya Sagita

    Finished gongs on display in the Daliyono Legiono shop. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • A buyer checks out the gamelan sets at the workshop. JP/Aditya Sagita

    A buyer checks out the gamelan sets at the workshop. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • The workshop also produces and sells mallets used to hit the gamelan. JP/Aditya Sagita

    The workshop also produces and sells mallets used to hit the gamelan. JP/Aditya Sagita