According to Asian popular wisdom, touching a gong is meant to bring you good fortune, happiness and strength. We cannot guarantee these great benefits, but we are sure that its sound will bring you joy and pleasure every time the breeze rises. Handcrafted using traditional methods, the Encore Wind Gong is a tribute to Chinese craftsmen, the best in the world, as they had been improving their techniques over the centuries in order to get the perfect tuning.
Gongs of various types have played an important role in both religious and secular life in many Asian cultures. They have been the revered instruments of warriors, emperors, princes and priests. Gongs are essential in Buddhist temples: they are sounded at the beginning and the end of the day. They are struck by Chinese people 108 times to get rid of 108 types of worries, as "upon hearing the gong, worries will cease, wisdom will grow". Gongs can also be sounded to chase away evil spirits, warn of danger, heal the sick and invoke the spirits of the dead.
The Encore Wind Gong will add a very special aura to any setting in your home. When played, its wonderful sound will transport you and bring the ancient wonders of Far East home. Hang your gong inside your home as a decorative element or place it outside, where the wind can reach it from as many directions as possible. An open corner is ideal when hanging it from a building. Try various locations in different times of the year, as the prevailing winds change seasonally.