Another contribution from Rudolf Gunawan when he visited Museum Prabu Geusan Ulun Sumedang. Text and photos below copyright of Rudolf Gunawan. Check the original post, here.
Gamelan Sari Oneng Mataram was a present from Mataram kingdom. Story has it that this set of beautiful instrument was won over a candlenut match between the commander of Sumedang and Mataram during the rule of Pangeran Rangga Gempol III (1656 -1706). As you can see from its name, this set of gamelan is obviously a Javanese one. Made in Mataram, the carving shows a strong character of Mataram style, and the tone is pelog.