The mini-gamelan was made upon the request of Elsje Plantema. She made the original designs, and Suhirdjan amended them as needed during production.

The case of each instrument is also a box, which may be closed and stacked in between sessions. The mallet for many of the instruments is also stored in the case with the keys. The keys of the saron family are removed and also placed inside the box.

The instruments shown below are as follows.

Row 1: full gamelan (blue cases only), saron family, jengglong
Row 2: bonang barung and bonang panerus, kempul, kenong
Row 3: saron, slentem, partial gamelan stacked with top cases open and Suhirdjan behind. Note silver handles on the sides of the boxes

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