Tibetan singing bowls are trending–both throughout the country and at The Work of Our Hands. In response to that trend, we have increased our selection both in the store and online.
A singing bowl is an inverted bell that produces a rich ringing sound when struck or rubbed along its rim with a wooden striker. When owners of singing bowls come into the store, they tell us, “I love listening to my bowl. It is so relaxing.”
Our bowls are handmade by artisans in the country of Nepal, beginning as a circle of brass that is repeatedly heated over an open flame and hammered into a bowl shape. Then they are cleaned and polished. To see a bowl being created, go to https://youtu.be/gnH_0hlg2Es.
Singing bowls have been used for centuries in Asia. People began importing them to North America in the 1970s. The bowls became more popular starting in the 1990s as an aid to the growing mindfulness movement and as a complementary treatment for various ailments such as depression and stress. Some scientific studies have verified the bowls’ healing properties, but many scientists say the bowls’ effectiveness is not yet fully proven.
The Work of Our Hands’ bowls are available in a variety of shapes and sizes and come with a wooden striker. Our volunteers and staff will be glad to demonstrate how to use them. If you can’t get to the store, use the convenience of shopping on our website