Vintage set of four suling bamboo flutes on traditional carved teak wood stand. Perfect orchestra quality complete set. Beautiful double dragon carved on both side of the teak wood stand then painted gold. A classical Javanese design for instrument stand. Originally from Java, Indonesia.
The suling is a bamboo ring flute musical instrument of the Sundanese people in Indonesia. Sulings are made mainly of “tamiang” bamboo, a long, thin-walled bamboo tube. The mouthpiece of the suling is circled with a thin band made of rattan near a small hole.
The fingering position changes the wavelength of sound resonance inside the suling’s body. Depending on the distance of nearest hole to the suling’s head, different notes can be produced. The airflow speed also can modify the tone’s frequency. A note with twice frequency can be produced mostly by blowing the air into suling’s head’s hole with twice speed.
In the music of Bali the suling is an essential instrument and it appears to be similar to other forms of Javanese suling. The way it is played, however, sets it apart from other forms of Indonesian suling. Namely, it is necessary for the performers to use the technique circular breathing in order to create a highly strung sense of constancy that continues even at moments of dramatic climax by the percussive gamelan instruments.
Dimensions: 10″ x 16.25″ x 21.5″
Vintage piece. Sell in used, pre-owned condition. Vintage and antique items by nature have variable amounts of wear, imperfections, signs of use, age and time. Perfectly imperfect. Condition shown as in pictures. Kindly contact us if you need more info. or detail pictures.
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* The last two museum Javanese suling pictures refer from links below:
Grinnell College https://vetter.sites.grinnell.edu/gamelan/suling/