Gifts From NepalHandicrafts from Top Of the World 8" Hand Hammered Tibetan Singing Bowl This is an 8" diameter 2.53 lbs (1.15 kg) Hand hammered Tibetan Singing Bowl made from seven metals by beating the bowl manually with a hammer to form its shape. This bowl is decorated with authentic hand hammered markings and sings very easily. These bowls are made with a plain design so are simple to look at but produce a complex but deep and melodious sound. This kind of singing bowl has been used during meditation, for music, relaxation, personal well being, healing energy, chakra creation etc. for generations. With proper techniquie this bowl keeps vibrating for minutes even after stopping striker to rotate around bowl’s rim.They are used by a wide range of professionals, including health professionals, school teachers, musicians and spiritual teachers. Singing bowls are used in health care by psychotherapists, massage therapists, cancer, and stress and meditation specialists. They are used to help treat cancer patients and also for post-traumatic stress disorder. They are popular in classrooms to help facilitate group activities and focus students' attention.This singing bowl was hand crafted in Nepal. This singing bowl includes a striker (mallet) and a cushion as shown in the picture. Please let us know if you would prefer a cushion of a different color. Drumstick not included but can be purchased for 9.99SPECIFICATIONS*:Singing bowl diameter8 inchesSinging bowl weight ***2.53 lbs* Please note that hand crafted singing bowls may have slight variations in measurements, the measurements listed here are close approximations.** Hand painted items may be of a slightly different design than as shown in the picture, please let us know if you are interested in any specific design.*** Weight refers to the weight of the actual singing bowl alone.INCLUDES:Your shipment will include the singing bowl, a free striker (mallet) and a free cushion (maybe of a different color unless specifically requested). The drum stick is not included and can be purchased separately for 9.99Type:Hand Hammered Singing BowlStriker:Wooden striker with leather coverCusion:Cushion wrapped in a silk coverOTHER INFORMATION:Condition: Brand new, unused, unopened, undamaged item Origin: This singing bowl was made in eastern Nepal Click here to view others products from us! About Tibetan Singing Bowls:What are Singing Bowls?Singing bowls also called the healing bowls, can be traced back in Asia as early as 2000 B.C. They are made of an alloy of seven different metals, connected to seven astrological planets, which create a range of different sounds and overtones. Those seven metals are gold as Sun, silver as Moon, mercury as Mercury, copper as Venus, iron as Mars, tin as Jupiter, and lead- as Saturn. Some singing bowl's format, depth, color, girth and composition are variable.There are main 4 categories of traditional singing bowls. Cast singing bowls are often painted with Tibetan designs on both sides. Hand hammered bowls are plain and provide a more complex sound. Hand hammered and painted bowls are made by hand and later painted to make it more visually appealing. Lastly, inside crafted singing bowls are cast singing bowls with additional crafting on the inside. How to play a singing bowl:1) Place bowl on palm of one of your hands or on a cushion.2) Slide/rotate the striker firmly around rim of the bowl with an even pressure and uniform speed to produce vibration/sound.3) Another method to produce vibration and sound is by just striking the bowl with a wood or padded striker. This is a simple method and is the easiest.Shipping ReturnFeedbackAbout usShipping & Payment:We ship worldwide from Minnesota by USPS to verified paypal address only. Package handling only takes 1 business day. Orders placed on weekend will be shipped within 2 days. Notifications of shipment with tracking number will be sent to buyers.We offer discounts for purchasing multiple items by combining shipping. Please contact us first if you need combined shipping. Please check your shipping address carefully before and during checkout, it canot be changed after an order is completed.Payment should be completed within three days of transaction. 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