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Bronze Burmese Gong, Elm Stand

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Bronze Burmese Gong, Elm Stand
While traveling in Burma (Myanmar) many years ago, we were enchanted by the particularly sonorous sounds of Burmese bronze gongs. Our resulting small shipment of various sizes of these gongs remained in storage until we had stands made for them in China. The stands are constructed with traditional Chinese tenon joinery of aged, reclaimed elm wood. The bright red fabric-covered striker, hand sewn in Burma, has the proper degree of softness to produce a full sound from this relatively small gong, hand hammered of thick metal. The bright starburst design etched into the blackened bronze surface is a traditional Burmese decorative touch. Under three feet in height, the gong and stand are perfectly sized for an entry or dining area. Dimensions of gong only: diameter 13" (33 cm), depth 2" (5 cm). Dimensions of stand: height 32" (81 cm), width 18-1/2" (47 cm), depth 17-1/2" (44 cm).

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