- How To Play
The large mountain Singing Bowl is a stunning hand hammered, brass singing bowl, a unique and gorgeous enough they would do just fine as ornaments. However, even if that is their primary role in your life we do recommend taking them off the mantlepiece every once in a while because while the artistry is not wasted, you would miss out on the real joy of these wonderful objects.
Each bowl has a wonderfully complex set of overtones and harmonics. They come with a wooden striker. And with that, you are all set to have some fun, if not sit in the full lotus and meditate.
As these bowls are hand beaten they have a more complex sound than machine made bowls. Mountain Singing Bowls when handled correctly (or even close to it) produce overtones and undertones with a rich range of sounds. However you will have to finesse this chanteur to serenade you with its dulcet tones.
In other words, there is a bit of a knack. Fortunately we have given you a short guide on the next tab.
Rest the singing bowl in the palm of the hand.
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.
These bowls are sold by weight and circumference will vary between shipments.
Approx: 120mm ∅ at point of widest curvature.
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.
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