Traditional Chau Gong: A Piece of Chinese Music History
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Immerse yourself in the world of traditional Chinese music with our Chau Gong, the most famous Chinese percussion instrument. Each gong comes with a free gong clapper, so you can immediately immerse yourself in the mesmerizing sounds.
- Material: The Chau Gong is made of an alloy of electrolytic copper and tin, which gives it its unique timbre.
- Design: Almost flat with an inwardly curved edge, the gong forms a flat cylinder. The surface is slightly concave and partially coated with black copper oxide.
- Handmade: Every gong is unique. Small "bubbles" on the surface are signs of handcrafting and do not affect the sound or lifespan.
- Historical origin: The Chau Gong has a rich history and was used as early as the Han Dynasty (202 BC to 5 AD).
- Traditional Use: In the past, the gong was used to clear the way for officials and to indicate their rank.
The Chau Gong has a long history and was discovered in the Western Han Dynasty. Traditionally it served to clear the way for important officials and processions, similar to a police siren today. The number of blows could indicate an officer's rank, so that in encounters on the street it was immediately clear who had the higher rank.
This gong is not just an instrument, but also a piece of history and tradition. With its unique construction and distinctive sound, the Chau Gong is an essential piece for lovers of traditional Chinese music and culture.
Please note: These gongs may have small "bubbles" on the surface. This cannot be completely avoided with handmade gongs and is normal. They are neither holes nor dents, but small bubbles of molten copper that have no effect on the sound or the lifespan of the gong.