This gong does not come with a mallet.
Note: Each of these 24" Metonic Cycle Moon Gongs is unique. Once each one has sold, we won't get another exactly like it, but we will eventually get more Metonic Cycle Moon Gongs. Select between the following options to see and hear a video of each one.
24" Metonic Cycle Moon Gong (#WHO412)
24" Metonic Cycle Moon Gong (#OOV821)
Each handmade Oetken Gong has its own individual range of tonality and feel, all while retaining the quality of the classic style. Although Broder Oetken is well known as one of the current gongmasters in the world, he says he is constantly developing, honing and perfecting his gongmaking process. Like his mentor, Walter Meyer, he intends to pass his knowledge to his apprentices to ensure that this rare handicraft continues.
The Metonic Cycle refers to the period of 19 years, or 235 lunar months, when all new and full moons for the year return to the same days. The ancient Greeks used this cycle for their calendar. This cycle is still used to calculate certain feasts and holidays that move each year, like Easter.