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Antique Tibetan Singing Bowl: Stem 6 1/8", circa 18th Century, B3 & F5. VIDEO

Estimated price for orientation: 647 $

Category: Pre1900


Antique Tibetan Singing Bowl #8550: Diameter: 6 1/8" (15.5 cm) Weight: 1.67 lbs. (759 grams) Fundamental tone: B3 249 Hz.; 7th (Crown) chakra  Rim tone: F5 683 Hz.; 4th (Heart) chakra Hand-forged, mixed-alloy bronze Circa 18th Century  Type: Stem       About the Sound Sample:   First you'll hear the sound of this singing bowl struck on its upper outside edge with a Tibetan-wool padded mallet. This blends into the second sound which is the same singing bowl played around the outside rim with the included leather mallet, then around the rim with the wood side of the mallet, and last the struck tone again. For critical listening please use earphones.
Singing Bowl type: "Stem" A relatively rare type of singing bowl which has a raised ring attached (usually soldered) to the outside bottom of the bowl This ring is useful as a grip when the bowl is used in sound healing applications as the bowl can easily be waved around various parts of the patient's body. Stylistically a comparison can be made to the porcelain stem cups used by Tibetan nobility, although these have a longer stem.
Package Also Includes:   Certificate of Authenticity hand-signed by Rain Gray, Tibetan musicologist and Indo-Tibetan art & antique expert. Tibetan silk-brocade Singing Bowl Cushion (color and style may vary). Professional Mallet (handmade of Himalayan hardwood and leather). Tips and Information Brochure (which includes: historical information, general metallurgical analysis, how to hold the mallet, playing around the rim, and advanced playing techniques).    
You will receive the EXACT singing bowl which you see and hear on this page.
    This fine-quality authentic antique Singing Bowl was personally hand-selected in the Himalayas by Tibetan musicologist Rain Gray. It is amongst the finest caliber of singing bowls available in the world. It has passed stringent tests for authentic antiquity, harmonic balance, smoothness and ease of playing, sound volume and long sustain. From over 50,000 singing bowls personally tested in the Himalayas each year, Rain only selects 1 out of 200 (equal to only one half a percent)!
About Tibetan Singing Bowls:
Singing bowls produce multi-harmonic sounds which invoke a deep state of relaxation which naturally assists one in entering into meditation. This is why they are a quintessential aid to meditation, and can be found in homes, churches, temples, monasteries, meditation halls, yoga studios and spas throughout the world.   Legends claim that antique singing bowls from the Himalayas are hand-forged from bell-metal bronze alloy consisting of from 7 to 12 metals. These metals may include silver, nickel, copper, zinc, antimony, tin, lead, cobalt, bismuth, arsenic, cadmium and meteorite iron. However, without an analysis of each individual singing bowl, which is costly, it is impossible to accurately list the exact metals contained in a particular bowl.   In addition to their traditional usage for meditation, Tibetan singing bowls are used for deep relaxation, stress reduction, holistic healing, Reiki, chakra balancing  sound healing, sound massage, complementary and alternative medical treatments, birthing, relieving insomnia, hospice, relieving anxiety, toning, calming racehorses and other animals, and World music. Many people find that the rich blend of harmonic overtones which the singing bowls produce have a direct affect upon their chakras.   Playing a singing bowl usually causes an immediate centering effect. The tones which they produce set up a "frequency following response" that creates a balancing left/right brain synchronization. Meditating on the subtle sounds of the Tibetan singing bowl tunes one in to the universal sound within and without.
How to play your singing bowl:   The "Around-The-Rim" Technique--
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.) Palm downward.  Gently tap the mallet against the side of the bowl to "warm-up" the bell.  With a firm even pressure, rub the mallet clockwise around the outside edge of the rim of the bowl. Lock your wrist. Use a full arm movement, and make sure to 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.   Experiment with your speed. Usually people go too fast, so slow down! Let the sound build up slowly as the singing bowl picks up the vibration.  
Copyright © 1998-2016 Rain Gray. All Rights Reserved.   Note: Instructions for other playing techniques will be included with your order.
About Us:
I've been providing the world's finest-quality authentic antique Singing Bowls to customers via the internet since 1996. I was the first to sell singing bowls via the net and the first to include accurate high quality sound samples of all of my singing bowls. Now selling on eBay as iSingingBowls, I look forward to providing you with customer oriented personal service.   All of our fine-quality authentic antique Singing Bowls are personally hand-picked by me, Rain Gray, in the Himalayas. I am an American who lives is the Himalayas 8 months of the year and I have been researching, recording, and providing singing bowls to customers worldwide now for over 34 years. I'm a Tibetan musicologist, musician, and meditator, known for my discriminating ear and for being the pickiest buyer in the Himalayas.   The benefits to you--   You will receive the absolute highest quality singing bowls available anywhere; You can rely on me and the iSingingBowls staff to take care of your orders quickly and professionally; We will be happy to  answer any questions you might have about singing bowls; When you become our customer we will be happy to help you improve your singing bowl playing technique (Available via Skype-- Please call or email first to set up a time). We look forward to serving you!
Customer Feedback:
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Shipping:   We ship for FREE via USPS to all 50 of the United States! We ship within 2 business days after payment is received and verified.  We will send you an email with a tracking number once your order has shipped.    Expedited shipping is available for an additional charge. Please email us regarding how fast you want your order delivered and we will email you back with exact additional charges.   We ship via USPS Priority Mail Express International to customers outside of the United States. International customers are required to include a phone number with their order for customs clearance. The buyer is responsible for any duty or tax that their home country charges. Please contact your customs office to find out if they charge a duty or tax on purchases.   For the protection of your purchases all shipments are insured and require a signature for delivery.
Return Policy:   All singing bowls come with a 30 Day Money-Back Guarantee. If for any reason you're not completely satisfied with your purchase then just email us for a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number, then send us your purchase (including any accessories) in the same condition you received it and we'll refund your money minus a 10% restocking fee. Please note that we do not refund shipping costs (if any) unless the item is not as described.
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