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date: 15 November 2019


  • Don Niles


Brass gong of the Mairasi people of West Papua, Indonesia. It is about 35 cm in diameter and 11 cm deep. The related mamonggo is of the same diameter but 5 to 7 cm deep. Both gongs are suspended from a wall or the player’s shoulder by rattan or rope and are struck with a wooden mallet on the central boss. They are played with the ...

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