This peddler carries a small gong about three inches in diameter fastened by three or four strings inside a metal ring which is on the end of a small stick. The stick is held up in the air about vertically and twisted with the fingers of the right hand.
Formerly these men carried a box with their wares but at the present time practically all have a small push cart on which are placed two wooden boxes. Various kinds of thread are carried – hemp, silk, cotton and embroidery threads. They also have needles of all kinds and sometimes a small assortment of face powder. Buttons will generally be found among the wares.