Gongs originally come from East Asia. Our gongs featured here are called, suspended gongs, because they have a line at the top with which you can suspend the gong from the ceiling or wall. The gong was used as part of the Chinese traditional cuture for many years. Gongs have been used to tell people what time it is, and when the noon and evening meals are to begin. Gongs were also used to signal to peasants they can return from the fields. Suspended Gongs are also called Chau gongs, or tam tams, and they are significant for the fact that they give off one constant note.