Gong diameter is 10"
Length is 17.5" approximately
Weight is 1.62 lbsHEAR THE WOODSTOCK HANGING GONG
This Woodstock Hanging Gong is an excellent item for the kitchen, porch or even entertainment room.
Hang it from the ceiling or a beam, and take the mallet and strike the clear toned gong to announce such things as dinner, drinks, or the success of your favorite sports team, or reality TV star!
Or if you place it in the office, it is perfect near the manager's office to announce a sale, or by the sushi bar to celebrate a fancy roll being ordered, or a great tip.
A 10" gong has a nice clear tone inside a home, office, or giant hamster exercise bubble.Via Woodstock:"The brilliant sound of a traditional Chinese gong in a contemporary design.
A stunning addition to any home, this gong has a beautiful tone that shimmers and changes as the gong's vibrations slowly cease. A real wonder and a great find.
Chinese instrument makers have made gongs for thousands of years and are deserving of their reputation of making the best in the world. Many processes go into creating the special sound of a Chinese Gong, including fine toning as a result of hand-hammering.
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 is this - upon hearing the gong, worries will cease, wisdom will grow.
Nothing has the ability to transport us to another time and place quite like the brilliant resonance of a gong. For over a thousand years, gongs of various types have played an important role in both the 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, Woodstock Gongs brings the ancient wonders of the Far East home."