Welcome To Gallery 2: The Current Gandharva Loka Store
Opened December 6, 2011
Photographs of Gandharva Loka's current store at 363 St Asaph Street (on the right side of St Asaph between Fitzgerald Ave and Barbadoes St) in Christchurch. Our location and contact details can be viewed here »
Vajin and Prasasta enjoy a light moment among the instruments in the new Gandharva Loka store.
Wall To Wall Instruments
The new store, like the original, is not a large space so the instruments occupy the space from wall to wall and ceiling to floor. Among the many and varied musical instruments from all over the globe, we are also offering musical novelty gift items and retro vintage style toys for children and the young at heart. These includePixiPans, jester jingle sticks, music boxes, giggle sticks, animal sound moo and baa boxes and much more. For a detailed inventory, kindly visit Instruments for Children »
Looking toward the entrance of the Gandharva Loka, on the near left is an 85 cm gong drum. In the centre of the store toward the far end stands a sound cradle. Hanging from the ceiling are a variety of wind chimes and toward the near right a dungchen (Tibetan Horn) stands tall on the shelf. On the table in the foreground is a selection of Native American flutes.
Again, looking toward the entrance of Gandharva Loka, stringed instruments from all over the world are on display high and low along the left side of the store.
November 2012: New Stock Arrives
November 2012: Gandharva Loka receives a shipment of instruments from India. These include the harmoniums, shruti boxes and dulcitinas – some of which can be seen on display in this photograph.
Gandharva Loka Has Something For Everyone!
Gandharva Loka offers a wide variety of instruments – something for everyone! In the foreground of this photograph can be seen a bowl of west African patica. A unique, interesting and fun form of hand percussion instrument, patica have now become very popular throughout the world and especially in Japan.
A Galaxy Of Instruments And Glorious Sunshine
Gandharva Loka presented the usual wide range of instruments from all over the world. The festival-goer above tries one of our native American flutes while others browse the stall. And, as usual, the Taranaki weather gods provided copious amounts of glorious sunny weather throughout the three-day WOMAD festival.
Vajin with Todd Chaplin
This year our good friend Todd Chaplin of Southern Cross Flutes was also present at WOMAD. Originally from Christchurch but now living in Wellington, Todd hand-crafts excellent Native American style flutes. Gandharva Loka proudly stocks a range of Todd's flutes – for more information kindly visit: Native American Flutes.
Big Flags, Blue Sky And Crowds of People
A major visual feature of WOMAD New Zealand are the colourful flags – they add such a festive feeling to the whole affair!
The Colours Of Our World
A plethora of colourful flags complement the pure blue of the Taranaki skies. The rainbow colours of the flags reflect the current of WOMAD – diversity in music, cultures and people. And in the colourful joy of such ocassions, we see and feel unity in multiplicity.