Last week our Indonesian instruments finally arrived! They traveled on the high seas for a couple of months after being hand-crafted in Bali. The instruments are called Kantilan, and are part of a gamelan (Indonesian orchestra). Many of the instruments in gamelan look like these, but they’re bigger. The keys are made of brass, and they sit atop bamboo tubes, and are hit with a wooden mallet. Traditionally they are painted red and gold, but Ligeia and I decided purple and gold suits our taste better!
We’re very excited and happy to finally have the Kantilan in our apartments! Granted, I’m sure our neighbours think otherwise!
Lots of love,
Mindy and Ligeia 🙂