The Woodstock Medium Hanging Chau 30 Inch Gong makes a bold statement with its wide, black-finished hanging bar and two-toned gong. The gong has a diameter of 13.75 inches and resembles a warrior's shield with its darker outer edge and center circle. Strike this hand-hammered brass gong with the included mallet and spread a dignified tone throughout your garden or yard.
In Buddhism, the gong is sounded at the start and end of each day. In Chinese temples, it's struck 108 times because it's believed that sentient beings have 108 types of worries. The teaching is that 'upon hearing the gong, worries will cease, wisdom will grow.'
Woodstock gongs are ancient, Asian-inspired instruments updated for today's setting. They are still made in the traditional manner, with hand-hammering and secret finishing techniques to ensure every instrument has its own special voice. They all sound deeply resonant, are emotionally relaxing and have a beautifully exotic look.
Wind Chime Length: The length of a wind chime is measured by the overall length of the chime (not tube length) - hanging hook to the end of the sail. This windchime is 30 inches long overall.