This brass gong was created by Chinese artisans who have been crafting gongs for thousands of years. They are respected for their reputation of making some of the best in the world. Dozens of processes evolve into creating the special sound of this Chinese Gong, including the fine tuning through intricate hand hammering. The beautiful tone that resonates, changes as the gong's vibrations diminish. A true conversation piece and simply a great find.
In Buddhism, the gong is sounded at the start and end of each day. In Chinese temples, gongs are struck 108 times because it's believed that sentient beings have 108 types of worries. The teaching instills the philosophy that upon hearing the gong, worries will cease and wisdom will grow.
Few objects have the ability to transport one to another time and place, like the brilliant resonance of a gong. For over a thousand years, gongs of various types have played an important role in both religious and secular music of many Asian cultures. Gongs were sounded to chase away evil spirits, warn of invading armies, heal the sick and invoke the spirits of the dead. To be touched by a gong was said to bring happiness and strength. Today, this revered instrument of warriors, emperors, princes and priests adds a special aura to any setting. Handcrafted using traditional methods, this brass gong brings the ancient wonders of the Far East directly to your scared space.
This hanging gong measures 17" in overall length and the gong measures 10" in diameter. Black finished wood top and a hand-hammered 10" brass gong. The mallet is included.