Fair Trade Nepalese Singing Bowl Set – Small Patterned Bowl
The Singing bowl has been in use for over 1500 years and was and still is used commonly in religious and shamanic practices. The singing bowl has been associated with Tibetan Buddhism since the 8th Century A.D.
Nowadays many people use the singing bowl for sound therapy, meditation or as a musical instrument. The beautiful sound that this bowl emits when played can be soothing and calming.
These gorgeous brass singing bowls have a wonderfully complex set of overtones and harmonics.
This medium fair trade singing bowl has a black finish, this is achieved by painting the singing bowl, after the paint has dried the craftsperson carefully etches Buddhist symbol relief work into the paint so the original metal beneath shows through to provide a wonderful contrast.
This singing bowl set includes the following items all presented in a handmade Himalayan lokta paper box:
-one machine turned brass singing bowl.
– handmade wooden striker.
-a simple cushion to sit your bowl on.
– brief history of the singing bowl.
-advice on how to play and suggested uses.
Lokta paper is produced using the bark from the mulberry tree and is handmade in to a lovely quality paper which is great for many applications.
Please don’t worry if you are not into mediation or sound therapy as many people play singing bowls just
for the beautiful sound.
Made in Nepal
70mm ∅ Diameter
Please note the cushion colour may be different to the one pictured as these are handmade.
Due to the fact these fair trade singing bowls are hand etched you may find the symbols vary slightly.
These singing bowls make perfect gifts for people who like to make music, meditate or use sound therapy.
How to play your new singing bowl:
Rest the singing bowl in the palm of the hand; hold smaller bowls on the fingertips.
Hold the striker in the middle with all fingertips pointing downwards.
Gently tap the striker against the side of the bowl to ‘warm it up’.
With an even pressure, rub the striker clockwise around the outside rim of the bowl.
Use a full arm movement just like stirring a big pan of soup.
Try to keep the striker straight and remember to apply pressure.
Let the sound build up slowly as the singing bowl picks up the vibration.