A beautiful singing bowl set with a singing bowl of approximately 10 cm.
This set consists of:
Handmade with love
The supplier is very concerned with social responsibility. The organization in Kathmandu, Nepal employs mainly disadvantaged women. They receive fair wages and good working conditions. They have a lot of respect for animals and nature. The products are made by hand.
The manufacturing of hammered singing bowls is a completely manual process. Each singing bowl is carefully hammered into the right shape, going through several stages to obtain the right shape and a pure tone. In this process, the various metals (copper, tin, iron, lead, gold and silver) are first melted in a furnace, depending on what the final product requires (copper and tin = bronze) make up the main ingredients, for the bronze bowls, with very small percentages of the other metals for the seven metal bowls. The molten metal is then removed from the furnace and poured into a mold, after which disks are cut from it of various diameters and thicknesses, which can then be further processed. The discs are then hammered by hand into the desired shape and size, after precise measurement and classification by weight. About five discs are first laid on top of each other and heated in the oven to red-hot, after which they are hammered one by one into bowl shape using a mold.
The expert craftsmen can only do this when the metal is red-hot, because if it cools too much it becomes brittle and can develop cracks, rendering the bowl unusable. After the bowls have their rough shape, the fine process of finishing begins. At this stage, each bowl gets its own shape and size, and again a lot of fine hammering is involved, so the bowl must be heated red-hot again to get exactly the right shape and sound. After this, the bowls are individually sanded and polished on the outside and inside, and if necessary chiseled for the finishing touch.
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Ca. 10 cm
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