This stunning drum is handmade from wood, rope and leather and the carvings are inspired by stories from the surrounding villages. Originally from Blitar, East Java, the Jimbee Gendange the drums are best known for their place in the Reog dance which was first started by a small group of teenagers. The show is very dynamic but performances in Indonesia are becoming rare due to the increasing influence of modern entertainment. Hand crafted by skilled artisans working with Pekerti Nusantara, our fair trade partner in Indonesia.
This is a handmade instrument. Tones may vary.
Pekerti provides market opportunities and support for rural producers, helping them to remain in their villages rather than migrating to the cities. Pekerti works with over 70 producer groups involving more than 400 men and women, and has helped rehabilitate victims of severe natural disasters in the region.Read more
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