Tibetan Buddhists use singing bowls like this for meditation and prayer. To make the bowl sing, first tap it. Hold the stick upright against the bowl and move it slowly around the outside, keeping firm contact with the surface. The bowl will start to resonate. Artisans at the New SADLE workshop in Patan, Lalitpur, Nepal, create this singing bowl. First, they melt a mixture of metals and pour it into a mold. After the bowl cools, they grind and polish the bowl to make it shine.
- Brass and wood
- Includes singing stick, stand, and carrying bag
- 3Dx3H inches
- Made in Nepal
New SADLE is a not–for–profit training and employment program for artisans who have had leprosy or polio, who have other disabilities, or who are socially disadvantaged. The organization offers free medical treatment to artisans and provides handicraft skills that can lead to financially sustainable jobs.