bronze drum handed down from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)has
been found in a home of Licun village, Rongxian county, south
China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
With a diameters of 50.5 cm, the drum
is 29.6 cm high and weighs 17 kilogram. Judging from the shape
and the textured surface, the drum is believed to be made
in the late period of the Qing Dynasty.
Drums of this type are available mainly
in the areas in south and southwest China such as Guangxi,
Guizhou Province, Yunnan Province, Sichuan Province, and Guangdong
Province. It is still used in major festivals of ethnic groups.