Traditional singing bowls directly imported from Nepal
Handmade singing bowls
The production of a traditional singing bowl is an exhausting work for many hours.
In the beginning, an alloy of several metals is poured out into a shallow core. In delicate handwork, with heavy hammers the core will be driven into the raw form of a singing bowl. Several men are involved in this process. From the casting of the hot metal, the powerful forging of the core to the blank and the subsequent polishing it can take up to five hours.
The carving out of this form requires team work. A good sense of rhythm is required as well: every second, four men hit alternately with the hammer on the metal core to shape it appropriately. During the forging process, the blank is repeatedly turned and placed into the embers to maintain the heat which is needed for further processing. Once the singing bowl has it’s final shape, the blank is processed in several steps with different tools until it has achieved the desired quality both visually and soundwise.
If the singing bowl should be refined additional to its natural appearance, more steps are necessary. You will find polished singing bowls as well as singing bowls, which become valuables objects by special techniques such as engraving or scraping. These techniques create true masterpieces.
A gong is much more than a metal disc. The fascinating sound spectrum of a gong casts a spell over people. The diversity and power of mystical sounds is exciting for young and old. It’s used e.g. in meditation or in therapeutic applications. Depending on the type of gong, the appearance and sounds are different. Our range includes Feng Gongs and TamTam Gongs, with and without engraving made in Germany.
Our high-quality Feng and TamTam gongs are sourced from a traditional gong factory of a renowned instrument manufacturer from Wuhan in China.
Experience and sensitivity play an important role in gong production. Liquid tin bronze (the alloy of tin and copper) is poured into a metal disk. This is brought to a red heat and driven with iron hammers into the characteristic shape.
The individual sound of the gong will be finished by a deliberate hammering onto an already cooled gong.