Give your decor an interesting conversation starter with this Tibetan bronze singing bowl. This Buddhist product is considered a spiritual weapon to bring out the truth. Made of bronze and wood, this bowl is sturdy and decorative....more
This singing bowl is engraved with a Tibetan symbol of enlightenment called the 'dorje'. The dorje is a spiritual weapon used to banish non-truths and bring in the truth. The dorje is often used in a Tibetan Buddhist ritual, where it is twirled in order to bring in truth.
Dimensions: 2.5 inches high 4.5 inches in diameter
Materials: Bronze, wood
Type of instrument: Singing bowl
Weight: 3 lbs
Story Behind the Art:
Forty-seven year old Bir Bahadur Bishwakarma started to work at the tender age of 9. After being involved in his ancestral occupation of copper production for more than 25 years, he undertook training at Balaju Mechanical Centre. He is now being able to provide work to about 20 people working under him. With the support from the metal smith, he has been able to spread his skills among his community, thereby providing jobs to other coppersmiths who come from the low-income sector of the economy. This has resulted in the improved economic condition of the community as a whole.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
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The bowl is okay. I was surprised by how small and heavy it is--it's about as wide as my hand without the fingers is long, but it's definitely copper. The surface has many scratches, some very noticeable, and also is tarnished. The wooden thing it comes with is rough and not pretty. The stand has peeling black paint and doesn't sit with all legs on the ground at one time. The bowl's design is low contrast, with the dark tarnished metal against the black design on it. All in all, buy something else.
Some of the quality issues may be related to the fact that it was in a box in a smaller box with no padding or other packing materials meant to protect it.
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