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Kecer Wayang from the Javanese Gamelan Kyai Rengga Manis Everist

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Kecer Wayang

NMM 9892. Kecer Wayang. Two pair of bronze cymbals. One of each pair attached to a small stand, the other two unattached, with small leather loops inserted through holes located in the center. Teakwood stand decorated with flower and leaf pattern covered in gold leaf. Length: 40.1 cm.

Function:  The kecer wayang is most often used in music for the wayang kulit, the Javanese shadow puppet theater. It is usually played in a steady, but rapid rhythm.

Playing technique:  The kecer wayang is held with two hands, one holding each of the free cymbals that are used to strike the cymbals attached to the frame. The hands never move far away from the frame.

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Go to The Naming Ceremony for the Kyai Rengga Manis Everist Gamelan, April 26, 2003

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