During various Taoist rituals, certain musical instruments and
ritual articles are used. Seen most often are Taoist vestments such
as the ritual rives and headdress; musical instruments such as
drums, bells and chime stones; exorcism objects such as swords,
seals and talismans; incense burner tables, scrolls and streamers,
etc. The major ritual objects are swords, seals and talismans.
(China.org.cn April 20, 2007)