Indonesian rebab (Indonesian spike-fiddle used in gamelan)

~ String instrument


Introduced to Indonesia in the 15th century, this variant of the spike-fiddle rebab has two bowed metal strings with characteristically long tuning pegs and is made of hide-covered wood or coconut shell. It is the melody leader in gamelan and is also used in healing rituals.


type of:rebab (Spike-fiddle rebab catch-all)
part of (as rebab):gamelan (Indonesian traditional ensemble) (optional)
Wikidata:Q1246482 [info]