This highly decorated spun bronze singing bowl is approximately 6" in diameter and includes a wooden beater and cushion. These beautiful instruments sometimes feature religious iconography, motifs and symbols, such as the Tibetan mantra Om mani padme hum, images of Buddhas and Ashtamangala (Eight Auspicious Signs). The bowls are made of Panchaloga: literally translated from Sanskrit as Five Metals; copper, tin, zinc, iron and additional metals.
Singing bowls (also known as 'Himalayan bowls' or 'rin' or suzu gongs in Japan) are a type of bell, specifically classified as a standing bell. Rather than hanging inverted or attached to a handle, standing bells sit with the bottom surface resting. The sides and rim of singing bowls vibrate to produce sound. Singing bowls are played by the friction of rubbing a wooden, plastic or leather wrapped mallet around the rim of the bowl to produce fascinating overtones and a continuous 'singing' sound.
They are widely used in yoga, meditation, relaxation, music therapy, sound healing, religious practice, performance and for personal well-being and enjoyment.
Design may vary due to the handmade nature of these beautiful instruments.
A product insert is included giving basic instructions, care and playing tips to help get you started on the right track immediately.