kepyak (Metal plate percussion used in Javanese gamelan)

~ Percussion instrument


Used in wayang puppetry, it is made of 1 to 4 iron (sometimes bronze) plates hung by strings, The puppeteer uses a small mallet set in the foot to hit the plate(s).


from:Jawa, Indonesia
type of:percussion idiophone
part of:Javanese gamelan (Indonesian traditional ensemble)
Wikidata:Q8015183 [info]