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Jakarta Post
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Forging gamelan in Central Java

  • Ganug Nugroho Adi

    Contributor

Surakarta | Wed, July 11 2012 | 06:40 am
Forging gamelan in Central Java

PREMIUM Detailed: A craftsman works to finish a gong in Surakarta, Central Java. Gongs take the longest to finish of a gamelan set because it takes five days to form the shape alone.Unlike previous days, the house of Saroyo, an empu or master craftsman of gamelan, saw no hammering of metal or burning fires one Saturday morning.

Workers in his gamelan workshop termed a besalen in Wirun village in ...

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