I love the look of this bowl. It does have a tin quality but I have not figured out how to actually make it sing. I have tried sveral times but all I get is the same sound I would get if I tapped it. I will keep trying though until I do get it!The bowl is very pretty and well made. It is a good bowl to start a collection with.
I bought this for my wife on a whim - she's always wanted one. When she opened it and it was small, she giggled a bit, but the tone was amazing. Absolutely worth every cent. She's now got the hang of the "singing" and again, it sounds beautiful. Buy it - it's a perfect start to a collection.
This bowl is attractive, with a banded design that has writing on it that looks like Tibetan, but I couldn't swear to it. For all I know, it says, "Death to American Imperialists." It's the size of a large grapefruit with the top cut off. The finish is not shiny-bright - it has a bit of a patina. I don't think that's a flaw. (Unfortunately, it had a "Made in Nepal" sticker on the rim, which left a dark blemish. Annoying and silly.) The sound is quite sweet - and I often am not happy with how these things sound. It's easy to get it to sing. (As noted in other reviews: tap the bowl with the included wooden striker, then immediately begin rubbing the striker lightly and continuously along the outer rim of the bowl. Instant singing.) Also as noted elsewhere, the wire stand is cheap and ugly. I put it in the recycling. In short, this bowl is good value for money, and I expect to enjoy using it as part of my meditation practice for many years.
This piece is a lovely addition to my decor. the bowl is well made, interesting to look at and looks nice on the table. It was properly packaged for shipping and arrived in perfect shape, though I had to polish it when it arrived..All in all, we enjoy jt.
This singing bowl is not only beautiful, it has the most wonderful tone. Do not let what other reviews said regarding how hard it was to learn how to use keep you from this purchase. This has such a beautiful sound that it's tone was beautiful right out of the box.....and I have never used a singing bowl before. A MUST HAVE!
This Tibetan singing bowl is very beautiful, however, it is VERY small. About the size of half a grapefruit. It comes with a black metal wire cradle but that part looks kind of cheap. These bowls are normally very expensive so this is a good deal despite the smaller size. On the bottom it says, "made in Nepal."
The bowl is beautiful. However, unlike the first bowl I purchased a few months ago, this bowl didn't "sing" very well. The wooden mallet needed more work (had some rough spots that should have been smoothed), and the pattern on the bowl went up too high and seemed to interfere as well. That said, we still love the bowl and hope the next ones available are more polished and ready to play.
We love it.I have two peruvian tables,I have placed the singing bowl on one of them.I received many comments on it.Although everyone has tried to make it sing,we have not,but we will not give up. Very nicely crafted,the workmenship is just awesome! It is definately a great piece for conversations and watching everyone try to work it, is a hoot.
This is my thrid singing bowl from Overstock. This one was the most beautifully designed. The sound isn't as rich as the other two I have but it makes up for it in the decorative sense with the eye of buddha design and intricate pattern on the outside of the bowl. It's definitely well worth it!