This 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 which comes with a rope attached that can be used to hang the instrument on a stand or frame or hold it in one hand. It is also supplied with a soft cloth headed beater, which can be used to strike the gong to produce a warm, resonant sound with impressive volume.
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: 40cm (16″)