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  gong bearers

 

Thailand

Gongs, called kong and kong mohng (fig.) in Thai, depending on the type, are often found hanging in between the tusks of an elephant, or hanging from a rod held by two gong bearers, who are usually made from wood and sometimes adorned with gilded lacquer.

See also TRAVELS (1) and (2).