How to shop for singing bowls
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Great Discounts Every Day
Buy direct from the leading importer and save. Why do we sell singing bowls at such low prices? The lower our prices, the more singing bowls we sell. The more we sell, the more we can buy from our suppliers. Our goal is to share the sounds and support our suppliers. By doing so we form a supportive community, connecting you to the traditional Himalayan artisans by means of these wonderful handicrafts.
Sound Clips Of Every Individual Singing Bowl
Click on the Listen buttons to hear a short sound clip of the actual singing bowls for sale. We record every singing bowl with professional audio equipment so you get an accurate representation of the real sound. The bowls still sound better in person and you can really feel the vibration when you hold them.
Choose Antique or New Singing Bowls
Himalayan Bowls offers the widest selection of both New Handmade Singing Bowls and genuine fine Antique Singing Bowls. Antique singing bowls have the most warm and mellow tone. The harmonics are very gentle and the whole effect is very relaxing and peaceful. Choose an antique singing bowl if you want the absolute most relaxing and beautiful sound in the world. Please visit our Information Pages to learn more about antique singing bowls.
New singing bowls are less expensive than antiques and still sound great. Our New Handmade singing bowls are made exactly like the fine antiques, with the same metal and construction method that has been used for centuries. The tone of the new bowls is slightly more metallic and sharp than the antiques. The vibration of new bowls is also more powerful and they ring longer than the antiques - some ring for minutes with a single tap. Shop by Size, Price, Color and Age. We organize the antique singing bowls into small, medium and large sizes. Small singing bowls (4-6 inch diameter) are the size of a dessert bowl or small salad bowl. Medium singing bowls (6-8 inch) are the size of a medium sized sauce pan or large soup bowl. Large singing bowls (9-12 inch) are as big as a fruit bowl or punch bowl. Small singing bowls sound the highest, large singing bowls have the deepest tone. Medium sized bowls are the most popular and easiest to play around the rim.
Our New Handmade singing bowls come in different colors but they are all made of the same high quality bell metal bronze. You can choose from plain or beautifully engraved patterns with Tibetan motifs.
Beware that there are many fake antiques on the web. Even large reputable dealers routinely sell new bowls and call them "old" or "antique." Himalayan Bowls is one of the only sellers of real antique singing bowls. Please visit our Information Pages to learn more.
Making a Personal Choice
The most important consideration when shopping for a singing bowl is the sound. Choose the sound that you like the best. Listen to the sound clips until you find one that really sounds great to you. If you hear several that you like, you can click "Add to Compare" to add a variety of singing bowls to your compare list. Then click "Compare Products" to see and hear them side by side. Choose the sound that you like the most. You can also create a set of bowls that sound harmonious together by using the Compare feature. Listen carefully to the harmonic overtones and choose bowls that combine well together.
If you are buying a gift, think of the person who will receive the bowl and imagine their reaction. People love receiving singing bowls as gifts. Choose the one you think will make them smile. Imagine the sound of their voice as you listen to the sound clips. Choose the bowl that you think sounds harmonious with their voice. It's a wonderful and memorable gift that people really love!
Accessories Included Free of Charge
Every singing bowl includes a handmade decorative cushion and two playing mallets as pictured on the website. We choose the best size cushion and mallets for each singing bowl. Please watch our playing instructions video to learn how to use the accessories.
Small and medium singing bowls include 1 wool wrapped mallet and 1 leather wrapped mallet. Our handmade wool wrapped mallets are used in most of the singing bowl recordings on the website. These are best for striking the bowl. The wood end can be used to play the bowl around the rim. These are great all purpose mallets.
The leather wrapped mallets can also be used for striking the bowl but are best for playing around the rim. Both the leather and wood end of our leather wrapped mallets can be used for playing the bowls around the rim.
Large singing bowls include 1 leather mallet and 1 large padded beater. The padded beater is for striking the bowl and brings out the warm deep tone. The mallet is specially designed so you can hit the bowl fairly hard, but be gentle with antiques.
The cushion is useful to keep the singing bowl on a hard surface, both to protect the surface and the bowl from damage and to prevent unwanted sound from the bowl vibrating against a hard surface. Singing bowls are fragile and should be kept on the cushion when not in use. Singing bowls can crack if dropped.
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Click on any product photo or product name to see more detailed information.
Click "Listen" to hear a real sound recording of the exact singing bowl. You will receive the exact same singing bowl you hear in the recording.
Click "Add to Compare" to compare several items side by side. Click "Compare Products" to see your choices side by side in a new window.
Click "Add to Cart" to purchase items and follow the checkout steps.
Accessories are included free of charge. All singing bowls include a free handmade cushion and 2 free handmade mallets, specially selected for that singing bowl.
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Important note: Himalayan Bowls offers one of a kind singing bowls. When you order a singing bowl, it is automatically removed from the website so no one else can order the same item. After you order a singing bowl, you will no longer see it on the website. Due to the one of a kind nature of our products, unattended shopping carts will expire after 2 hours. After 2 hours of inactivity, the shopping session will be canceled. All products will be removed from the shopping cart and available for sale again on the website. If you place items in the shopping cart, leave and then come back after 2 hours, you will need to start your shopping session again.
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