Tingsa or Tingsha are two small cymbals that are used by Buddhists during offerings, prayer and meditation. The cymbals are generally joined together by a strap and produce a clear, high-pitched ringing tone when struck together.
In addition to their ancient traditional use as an aid to meditation and in ritual offerings, Tingsa are nowadays being used increasingly in sound therapy for the “space - clearing” of rooms.
This pair has been delightfully cast with a flower of life design. These Tingsa have been made by fairly paid Nepalese artisans. Guaranteed Fair Trade.
The ‘flower of life’ is a spiritual symbol found in several different traditions around the world. At it's heart is it's ‘sacred geometry’ representing life, time and space. A crucial implication of this shape is its display of how all beings are interconnected.
It is believed to be a representation of the ultimate registry with all possible information on every living being. This is called an ‘Akashic Record’.
The Akashic record maintains a record of all thoughts, words, and actions, as they are impressed upon the ‘Akasha’ (Ether). In Hinduism, this ‘Akash tattva’ is considered the primal natural element from which the other four (fire, water, earth, and air) evolved.
Approximately: 62 mm.
Made in Nepal
Siesta Crafts was started in 1983 by Chris and Les Harper with a market stall selling handicrafts that were brought back from their travels from Mexico and Guatemala (hence the name!).
They now import directly from suppliers in countries all over the world on a Fair Trade basis and they are proud to be a member of the British Association for Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers.
They specialise in unusual and interesting gifts. In this day and age of anodyne, cloned town high streets, it is good to see they have a vibrant, colourful presence with a wide range of unique and colourful handcrafted and fair trade items.
Their intention is that by trading with their producers they are helping them to achieve economic self-sufficiency, whilst simultaneously bringing to their customers the skills and crafts of other cultures.