Name: Kkwaenggwarri.

Type: Gong > Idiophone.

Region: Korea > Far East Asia.


Acquisition Source: Friend, their trip to South Korea.

Description: Kkwaenggwarri [in Hangul 꽹꽹] it is a small flat circular gong with a hammer or mallet. It is primarily used in the folk music of Korea. Having a high pitch crashing cymbal like sound when struck. The name of this instrument is onomatopoetic derives from the sound produced. This gong is played in the folk performing arts, shamanic rituals, and it is the lead instrument in pungmul.