This pair of gongs is known as 'canang'. They belong to the small gong family and played in pairs to denote time.Traditional music in Malaysia is associated with traditional theatre forms such as, 'kuda kepang' (horse trance dance), 'gendang kling' (instrumental ensemble), among other forms of entertainment. This type of music is based on either the 5-tone or 7-tone scales. It is performed mainly by percussion-dominated ensembles which include combinations of wind and string instruments.

Indigenous Name
canang
Date/Period
20th century
Region
Malaysia
Dimension
Object size: MB-0175-A 12.5 x 48.5 x 24 cm, Object size: MB-0175-B 29 x 7 cm
Accession No.
XXXX-09552
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Musical Instruments