This Beautiful Antique Thai Style Gong has been made delicately by Thai makers with unique 3 Thai patterns. Not only its beautiful Thai style patterns that attract you, but also the patina that correlates with age and use for moreover years of usage make this antique appearance really distinctive and intriguing!
An elegant decoration for your home. This detailed antique Gong perfectly matches any style of your room. It also makes an excellent decoration or present for family and friends!
Have you ever heard about “Gong”
If you’re wandering around a temple in South, you must have heard of the resonant sound of an instrument. If you follow that sound, you might encounter a flat, circular metal disc that is typically struck with a mallet. That’s called “Gong”
A gong is a percussion instrument formed from a circular metal disc. Gongs are played with mallets, a type of percussion beater with a large, felted head. Gongs are a key instrument in the traditional music of China, Burma, and Indonesia, and they have been a part of Western musical culture since at least the 1700s.
A Brief History of Gong
Gongs likely originated in the Bronze Age in what is now Tibet. The actual word “Gong” is Indonesian, and gongs are common in the gamelan ensembles on the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali. The use of gong instruments remains strong in the cultures of East Asia and Southeast Asia. The instrument prominently features in traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Tibetan, Thai, Vietnamese, and Burmese music ensembles.
How Are Gongs Made?
Gong makers forge gongs from metal discs. Bronze is a common material used to manufacture Javanese, Sundanese, Balinese, Malay, and Chinese gongs. Brass and other copper-based alloys are also common in gong manufacture. Many gongs are forged in factories that produce other metal idiophones, including chimes and tubular bells.
3 Thai Patterns in One Gong
1 .Rod Nam Pattern
means ”Water rinsing pattern” in Thai. Rod Nam Pattern is a Thai Lacquering style of applying lacquer to the surface of handicrafts and architecture. It has long played a significant role in Thai art and craft. This protective and decorative technique has enhanced the appeal of many objects in Thailand, from exquisite Khon masks to magnificent royal barges and gold-gilded pagodas.
2. The Thephanom Pattern
Thepphanom or thephanom is a Thai term referring to the depiction in paintings or traditional Thai patterns of a devata performing the Wai (2 hands together in the middle of the chest) hand gesture. The term is also the name of moves in muay Thai and traditional Thai dance.
Thepphanom also refers to an angel or deity who is a temple protector and guardian. They are often represented as a pair, a brother and a sister, kneeling on both knees with hands at the wai position, praying or offering respect. The Thepanom first came to earth when Buddha reached enlightenment. They became Buddha’s protector, then guardian of religious temples and artifacts such as scrolls.
3. Kanok Pattern
Kanok Pattern is one of the most important Thai motif patterns, because it appears in many Thai artworks such as royal cabinets, the doors of Thai temples, and coffins. However, when it is written as Kanok, it means gold. The pattern basically shows the repetition of right triangles. The triangles may be the same size or different sizes. Often the pointy part of the triangle goes right with each other in the same direction.
Yaowarat Antique : The Antique shop
“Yaowarat Antique” located in Yaowarat Street known as the old town of Bangkok has been open for over 30 years. Started by the family of “Danvirunhavanich”. By converting little antique artifacts such as old stamps and antique toys into Benjarong or Porcelain plates. Then Mr.Danvirunhavanich began to open his own antique shop which was at first named “Chiva sart” meaning “The lesson of life”. After the retirement of Mr.Danvirunhavanich, “Tee” known as “Tee Yaowarat” : son of Mr.Danvirunhavanich took over to take care of this antique shop. Yaowarat Antique Shop is a popular-oriented antique store among Bangkokian people. Many of their antiques have a unique southeast Asian and Thai style. For those who love Asian antiques, once you come to Bangkok, it’s a must to visit this place!