There are various traditional items that have beaten the odds and continue to have relevance in the modern days. Having been around since the ancient times, singing bowls continue to be popular and are being used all across the globe. History of the singing bowls is believed to have been the Chinese where it was a common item used in religious activities among certain religious groups. They come in different designs and sizes and this is determined by among other things the intended usage by the buyer. There are different ways to use the bowl in order to produce sound and this comes either through striking or running a mallet around.
The singing bowl was common among certain religious settings. Buddhists use the bowl as part of their religious practices where it is struck between the chanting. It is also a common appearance in most of Japanese temples and they also have them in homes for use in individual worship. In order to produce sound, there are different items that were used by communities but the most common was the use of hammer specially designed for this purpose.
Popularity of the singing bowls across the globe has grown as a result of among other things its usage in musical performances. Famous global artists are the ones who introduced use of the bowl in performances in the second half of the 21st century. Specially designed bowls for musical purposes started to be produced and these were imported in areas where popularity was growing. Use of sound bowls however has been limited to music that is known to have a religious touch.
With the quest for alternative medicine growing by each day, musical bowls are also among some of the items that are growing in popularity in this field. Treatment using the musical bowl is also referred to as sound therapy and this follows sounds produced using the bowl. The healing process is invoked using sounds from the musical bowl and in such way the patient is taken through the process to heal.
Production of singing bowls have for centuries been using varying types of metal in production. They include iron, tine and lead among others. Use of these metals is attributed the traditional significance the metals carried towards certain religious activities in communities that used the musical bowl. Research indicates that precious metals such as gold were never used in production.
For many years, it has not been an easy process to acquire a singing bowl. Things have changed however with the internet where dealers and manufacturers offer a platform to potential buyers to gain access to the desired piece of a musical bowl. Order for the musical bowls therefore are made on the online platform and the dealer ensures the select option is delivered to the buyer. Potential buyers further need to use search engines and directories to find reliable dealers.