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Gongs in Bali Part III – what is characteristic about Balinese gongs?

The two common types of materials for gong making are bronze and iron, with the former being more prestigious and therefore a lot more expensive.

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Gongs in Bali Part II – How many different types of gongs are there in Bali?

A gong is actually not just a round metal object that hangs in a frame and makes a sound when you hit it. There are in fact different categories of gongs in Bali which can be made of bronze, iron … Continue reading

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How do Balinese make bronze gamelan instruments?

For centuries, the art of Indonesian bronze forging was enshrouded in magic and secrecy. Since the onset of mass tourism, however, this specialized processes has become more accessible and been fairly widely documented. According to recent archaeological evidence, the Balinese … Continue reading

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