Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Indonesian Traditional Music Instruments

Indonesia is an archipelago comprising approximately 17,500 islands, with nearly thousands of these islands having its own cultural and artistic history and character. This results in different forms of music, and hence music instruments.

In this stamp issue by Pos Indonesia, the following traditional music instruments are being featured :

1.    Gambus, Riau
2.    Serune Kalee, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam
3.    Fu, Maluku
4.    Celempung, West Java
5.    Cengceng, Bali
6.    Kollatung, West Kalimantan
7.    Calong, West Sulawesi
8.    Tambua, West Sumatra
9.    Siter, Central Java
10.  Tifa, Papua
11.  Polopalo, Gorontalo

* The name indicated after the music instruments refers to the province the instrument is related to.


Date of Issue : 9 Mar 2013
Postmark : Bandung
Denomination : 6 x Rp 2,500 and 5 x Rp 3,000
Stamp Size : 41.06mm x 25.31mm
Paper : Tullis Russel
Printing Process : Offset


Another memento from my last trip to Medan. Well, getting only one cover for memento is just not enough :)

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