This mini chau gong is a traditional Chinese instrument which functions both as an impressive sounding instrument as well as a beautiful centre piece or ornament. The gong has been hand crafted in China, constructed from bronze, and features a traditional hand hammered finish.
This is a suspended gong on a sturdy frame, which comes included, and is secured by little cords which pass through holes near the top rim of the gong. A beater is also supplied, which can be used to strike the gong to produce a warm, resonant sound.
Gongs were traditionally played as an announcement to clear the way for important officials, with the number of strokes played on the gong signifying the seniority or importance of the official.
- Diameter: 16cm (6.29″)