Measurements (In Inches & Ounces). Singing bowls, also known as Himalayan bowls, are used in yoga, music therapy, sound healing, and religious ceremonies. In the Buddhist tradition, they are played to signal the beginning and the end of silent meditation cycles. Tibetan bowls emit very pure tones, close to sine waves.Their sound is a synonym of purity for our ears. Like a bell, the tone is produced by striking the side of the bowl with a wooden mallet. By running the mallet around the bowl - only with slight pressure - a pure tone will eventually rise. When this happens, the bowl is said to sing - hence its name. Etching is traditionally the process of using strong acid or mordant to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design in intaglio (incised) in the metal. In modern manufacturing, other chemicals may be used on other types of material.
As a method of printmaking, it is, along with engraving, the most important technique for old master prints, and remains in wide use today. In a number of modern variants such as microfabrication etching and photochemical milling it is a crucial technique in much modern technology, including circuit boards.HOW TO PLAY TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS. Hold the singing bowl on the palm of the left hand. For smaller bowls, seven inches and under, hold on your fingertips. Grasp the mallet about mid-length, with all the fingertips pointing downwards and touching the wood. If you are using one of our padded mallets, the red wool should be on top.
Gently tap the mallet against the side of the bowl to "warm-up" the bell. With an even pressure, rub the mallet clockwise around the outside edge of the rim of the bowl. Use a full arm movement, just like stirring a big kettle of soup, and keep the mallet straight up and down! Again, it's not a wrist movement, but a full-arm movement.Remember to apply pressure-- the friction of the mallet against the. Outer rim produces vibrations which result in sound. Usually people go too fast! Let the sound build up slowly as the singing bowl picks up the vibration. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Buddhism\Other Buddhism Collectibles". The seller is "crafteast" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.