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Seven Chakras Sound-Bath Bowl - Buddha Feet c1930 Nepal
This enormous handcrafted and decorated singing bowl is large enough to stand inside and receive a grounding and cleansing sound energy bath. It is entirely hand made and was hand decorated by artisanal makers in Nepal. Decorations include parasols, niave1000 petal lotus, vajra. It is very, very rare indeed and represents magnificent statement/centre-piece capable of bringing the divine to any room. When beaten it's tone and vibrations are sublime and last for 4-5 minutes! The bowl is 58cm in Diameter by 24cm in depth and weighs 15kg. The old bowl comes with recently added stand and felt beater. Copper and Tin, Bronze alloy. Attributed to 1930, research underway. What is a Singing Bowl? A singing bowl is a type of idiophone, which is a musical instrument that when struck, shaken or scraped, produces sound through vibration. Singing bowls come in a single, inverted bell form, but come in different sizes, ranging from a few centimetres to a meter in diameter. The smaller ones produce more delicate sounds, while the larger bowls produce deeper, full-bodied sounds. To produce a sound, singing bowls are often struck on their rim or side using a mallet. Each method produces very distinctive sounds. These bowls are often used in religious and spiritual settings, invoking meditation and relaxation. They can also be used in healing and for treating various illnesses through sound therapy. The sounds singing bowls produce create a kind of energy medicine that is said to fix the broken frequencies of the body, mind and soul. Playing these bowls creates a centering effect, which causes the left and right sides of the human brain to synchronize with one another. Thus, various activities such as yoga and other forms of meditative practices sometimes employ singing bowls, as they have the miraculous ability to bring the listener to peace and calmness. Singing bowls go by various names throughout the world. While they go by many different names, the unifying concept is that singing bowls are often associated with Tibet or Buddhism, create an incredible immersive sound and can have astonishing healing effects. Depending on where you are in the world, your singing bowl may be referred to as a "Tibetan singing bowl", "meditation bowl", "sound bowl", "Tibetan bowl", "Himalayan singing bowl", Tibetan healing bowl", "sound bowl", "Tibetan sound bowl", "Buddhist singing bowl", "Tibetan bell", "prayer bowl", or simply "healing bowl". Where Did Singing Bowls Originate? Singing bowls have a mysterious past and not much is known about their origins. Their history began at a time long before the dawn of modern civilization, with the result that written information about them is almost close to non-existent. The first singing bowls were said to be made in Mesopotamia over 5,000 years ago. As such, singing bowls are believed to be one of the most ancient artisan crafts in human history. Although folklore about the artisans behind singing bowls existed in the later centuries, knowledge of that folklore unfortunately died along with the singing bowls’ succeeding owners. The very first singing bowls were said to be made of pure copper and produced for both medicinal and musical purposes. They were produced primarily inside the homes of the artisans. Knowledge about the metalwork was passed on from generation to generation, although eventually this knowledge chain was broken. Some time later, singing bowls began to be made of brass, which is a combination of various earth metals, including copper. Some anecdotal references say that 2,000-year old brass singing bowls appeared in a Chinese region called Tibet at the dawn of the last century. The singing bowls’ Tibetan origins added to their historical ambiguity. Although singing bowls could be found inside monasteries and homes, it was said that monks were not allowed to discuss anything.
Greystones Fine Interiors has clarified that the Seven Chakras Sound-Bath Bowl - Buddha Feet c1930 Nepal (LA331305) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1930
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