118 genggong

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palmwood stalk; L.15.8cm
lamella: L. 12.3cm

The lamella is cut from bark. Supported by the left hand, the tip of the lamella is held under the palate. With the right hand, the player pulls a chord attached to the base of the lamella so as to make it vibrate. Larger instrumetns of this type are called wadon("mother"), while fairly small ones are called lanang("father"), and the two types are played in pairs. The instrument pictured is a lanang. Used in accompaniment of tari kodok, usually for pieces which are common to the gamelan angklung repertories.

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