They also make wooden gongs, or drums. They used to make wooden fishhooks, clubs, spears and bows.
The sound is out of proportion to the metal used, and is inferior to that of the Shan and Burmese gongs.
Its main features may be summed as follows: - a purely agricultural life, with the plantain, yam and manioc (the last two of American origin) as the staple food; cannibalism common; rectangular houses with ridged roofs; scar-tattooing; clothing of bark-cloth or palm-fibre; occasional chipping or extraction of upper incisors; bows with strings of cane, as the principal weapons, shields of wood or wickerwork; religion, a primitive form of fetishism with the belief that death is due to witchcraft; ordeals, secret societies, the use of masks and anthropomorphic figures, and wooden gongs.
So it seems that arts programs are not just banned from primetime but also from the big gongs!
The Gamelan is a beautiful set of musical instruments comprising of bronze gongs and metallophones.
A ring of slots is punched out beneath each of the bell gongs.
They are an extension of the principle on which gongs and cymbals and all instruments without notes of determinate pitch are employed in otherwise polyphonic music.
It may easily be heard when a double whistle with notes of different pitch is blown strongly, or when two gongs are loudly sounded close to the hearer.
A new church is anointed at its four corners, and also the altar round which it is built; similarly tombs, church gongs, and all other instruments and utensils dedicated to cultual uses.
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