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date: 18 January 2020


  • Margaret J. Kartomi


Frame drum of the Gayo people in the Takengon area, Central Aceh, Sumatra. Typically it has a goatskin head about 41 cm in diameter bound with rattan, and a thick, circular, slightly tapering wooden frame about 13 cm deep. About 20 lengths of rattan lacing pass through the binding and extend down to a rattan ring beneath the frame. Ten small wooden tuning blocks fit between the ring and the frame....

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