Kalutang, meticulously crafted from identical pairs of wood sourced from the kwatingan or twatingan (Pterospermumobliquum) trees and the esteemed (Pterospermumdiversifolium/P. acerifolium) trees. These wooden counterparts, when struck at specific points along their length, yield notes that possess a distinct pitch and tonal resonance reminiscent of the melodic interplay between marimba and castanets.
Kalutang falls into the category of concussion idiophones, showcased in a diverse array of sizes. In the hands of a collective of 10 to 12 musicians, this instrument comes alive, allowing for the creation of mesmerizing musical symphonies.