Pat waing

Name: Pat waing.
Type: Circular Drum Set > Membranophones.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#:
Country: Myanmar [Burma].
Region: South East Asia.

Description: The pat waing [Burmese: ပတ်ဝိုင်း literal meaning: “Hung Drums”] is a set of 21 drums that are placed and suspended in a circle. The player sits in the middle of a highly ornate horseshoe-shaped frame gilded with gold leaf. The drums are played with the bare hands. Originally known as the Saing Waing because the drums were hung on great wall of cadena. Saing meaning hung in Burmese and Waing meaning drum they are now generally referred to as Pat Waing, Hsaing waing only used when referring to the drums as part of an orchestra.