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date: 19 November 2019

Dulang [talam]locked

  • Margaret J. Kartomi
  • , revised by Gini Gorlinski



Percussion tray of the Minangkabau people of western Sumatra, Indonesia. The dulang is usually made of copper or bronze, is about 35 to 40 cm in diameter, and has a raised rim. It is used to accompany salawat (Muslim devotional singing). Salawat dulang is normally performed by two musicians—usually male—who accompany their own singing. Both sit cross-legged on the floor, holding a ...

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