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Kenthogan from the Javanese Gamelan Kyai Rengga Manis Everist

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Kenthogan

NMM 9920.  Kenthogan. Hollow, slit wooden tube. Teakwood body decorated with flower and leaf pattern covered in gold leaf. Length:  48.9 cm. Teakwood stand.

Side view of kenthogan

Function:  In the gamelan, the kenthongan is used in the kethoprak, a Javanese dance drama. It signals the cues for the drummers and dancers. Outside the context of gamelan, the kenthongan is used for announcing messages within villages and neighborhoods, such as the death of a villager or the presence of intruders.

Playing technique:  The kenthogan is played by striking the wood near the slit with a stick.

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