Wednesday, March 4, 2009

West Javanese Cultural Heritage: The Angklung

In addition to cultural performances, Saung Angklung Udjo or SAU (see my post yesterday) also has a sizeable angklung production workshop where visitors can see for themselves how the angklung is made and even learn how to make it themselves.



To learn more about angklung, how it is made, and other pertinent information, you can read this Wikipedia article and/or visit the Angklung Web Institute site.

Although the angklung can theoretically be made from any bamboo, it is best made from two particular types of bamboo, i.e. the black bamboo (the Sundanese people call it "awi wulung") like the one in the bottom photo and the white bamboo or "awi temen".

10 comments:

ramblingwoods.com said...

I like the bamboo as it can be used for so many things like floors and it grows so fast. Nice to see someone who still practices their craft....

Catherine said...

The bamboo forest is amazing. They make a spendid picture with the house behind.

The man working at creating an Agklung is also a good subject, like the grinder a few weeks ago. They're both occupied with their task, they don't pose. It's really a slice of life.

Pat and Abe said...

I just ordered some small bamboo that only grows about 10 feet tall. More of a clumping variety. I think the world would be a much better place if the lawn grass was replaced with bamboo.

Your photo on your blogs seems to jump off the page and shines like gold when I came here. I like that.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville, Ohio

the donG said...

if you are artistic. the bamboo is definitely a good source for that.

Babooshka said...

Bamboo is something we really don't see growing here. Isn't it wonderful to see someone actually working by hand with natuarl elements.

Dina said...

This series is enlightening. So glad the people are holding on to the tradition.
I love bamboo and everything it can do.

Hyde DP said...

Looks fascinating and what an excellent craft.

Layrayski said...

I didn't know there is a black bamboo. Anyway I like the photo of the man busy doing his craft.

Vannya Azzahra said...

I love angklung.... nice post Pak

Virginia said...

Eki,
We have similar bamboo shots! My last week's Two THings Challenge. Yours is lovely.
V