The Anklung is a typical bamboe musical instrument made from carved bamboo tubes hung on a bamboo frame, and are shaken to produce notes. We visited this music school during our Indonesian videosafaris in 1987- 1990. We also visited the many fruit factory makers! Not for consumption! :-)

Bamboo musicians from Bandung Indonesia united to protect both their music and the versatile plant against a Malaysian proposal to register the angklung as “Malay Bamboo”. Satria Yanuar said Saung Angklung (Children School) had made strong efforts to popularize angklung music and to promote it among foreigners who visit the West Java capital. Many are interested in buying the instruments, which are seldom seen overseas. But these efforts to strengthen the image of Indonesian angklung will be in vain if Malaysia is able to register the instrument as “Malay Bamboo”.

Another product of the amny art artists in Bali is woodcarving and making loads of fruit from wood. Many families produce thousands which are sold worldwide and are laying in many fruitbowls!

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