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Old 21st February 2021, 06:01 PM   #15
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,688

Hello Alan,

I hope your travel hasn't been too tedious?

Kai, the removal of material from the underside of the gonjo is done to facilitate fitting.
I have to admit that I'm at a loss how this helps fitting the gonjo - could you please explain? (If anything, this might weaken the fit between gonjo and pesi, doesn't it?)

The gonjo might have been replaced, it is not fitted at the moment and I'd need it in my hand before I could give a supportable opinion, but whether it was or was not replaced , it is a west Jawa gonjo, and in my opinion this is a west Jawa wilahan.

Just read Athanase's post.Sounds like an original gonjo.
Well, I have no qualms with it being old and possibly having been replaced in the originating culture.

However, the quality of craftsmanship does seem to be vastly different.

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