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ITS–This mask functions to symbolize ancestors and divinities. It is used as a supplement to a ceremony, a reflection of mythology, a misfortune repellent, and as a medium of education. It is usually used in dances. The theme ...

ITS–Masks have long had an important function in the primitive societies living in the archipelago. In the beginning masks were only used on the occasion of religious ceremonies. They served as a means of connecting human beings with ...

ITS–A Rebab is a two or three stringed instrument, stretched over the empty space made from a piece of coconut shell or wood with a piece of leather. It is believed to have originated from the Arab. Measuring ...

ITS–The Trompet (Trumpet) is a wind instrument with many shapes and names in Indonesia. In the eastern part of Indonesia, for example, it is known as the bamboo trumpet, and it consists of several pieces of bamboo and ...

ITS–The Sesando is a bamboo instrument with several strings around it, which traditionally were made from bamboo as well, but today they are more often made from metal.  The pitch is very similar to the Kecapi from West ...

ITS–This well-known music instrument in Indonesia has different names, shapes, and manners of playing. Outside Java its shape looks like a Mandolin or a small guitar with only one or two stringsstretched on trapesium wood. It is called ...

ITS–The Serunai, in the Indian language “Sahnay” and in Persian “Surnay,” came to Indonesia through India. It is made of wood, a coconut shell, coconut leaves, lead, threads, and stalks of chicken feathers. It measures about 46 centimeters ...

ITS–The Tifa is a percussion instrument played by the coastal people of West Papua and Maluku. On the north coast of Irian Jaya this drum is rather short, between half a meter and one meter tall, and quite ...

ITS–The Celempung is one of the various instruments used in the gamelan ensemble of the Javanese, Sundanese, and Balinese people. It is a stringed instrument, each with 20 to 26 strings, arranged in ten to 13 pairs. Each ...

ITS–Voi Doa (Voi = flute, Doa = Two) isa flute is made of a special bamboo, approximately 30 centimeters in diameter. There are 4 holes on each flute, lying each 2.5 centimeters apart, each with diameter half of ...