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Chinese Drums - TangGu

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  Barrel shaped tanggu Chinese drum, brilliant vermilion lacquer relief bird and lion decoration, suspended by rings on a stand

25.5" H overall x 13.5" diameter.

Entwined dragons on the drum head. Stand is black. Includes the beaters.

Weighs 10 pounds.

The drum has a quite simple structure that is made up of the drum skin and the body. The sounds are produced when a person strikes or laps on the skins. In China, there are many kinds of drums: the yaogu (indicating the drums tied to the waist, with gu meaning drum), dagu, huapengu, tonggu, and yaogu
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