Singing bowls

Singing bowls are bowls made of different metals, such as copper, tin, iron, lead, mercury, gold and silver. When you strike them with a beater or strike stick, they produce a specific frequency or sound waves. Due to the unique composition of metals and the difference in size, thickness and shape, each singing bowl has a different pitch.

Rootz Gallery has a large collection of singing bowls.

Origin and craftsmanship

Singing bowls originally come from Asia. They mainly come from the area around the Himalayas, from countries such as Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan. Traditionally, they are made there by craftsmen.

The use of singing bowls

In addition to their traditional role in religious ceremonies, these bowls serve several purposes. For example, they are believed to generate spiritual energy through their fascinating sounds. The vibrations affect our cells and nervous system and provide a calming and balancing effect, such as mindfulness, meditation and sound therapy. Low-pitched scales ground us, while high-pitched scales connect us to spiritual dimensions.

Hit them with a beater or striking stick, or make them 'sing' by rotating the beater around the outside of the bowl, ensuring continuous contact to maintain the enchanting sound. You have the option of holding the singing bowl in your hand, placing it gently on your palm and ensuring minimal contact with your fingers. You can also place it on a pillow. Cushions are also available in donut shapes.

singing bowl

The singing bowls from Rootz Gallery

Handmade singing bowls

We mainly sell handmade bowls. These bowls can be recognized by irregularities in the shape and may be patinated or show subtle color variations. We sell handmade bowls with and without engravings. These carvings often depict mantras or deities, or a combination of both.

singing bowl engravings
Offering bowls

These bowls were originally used as offering bowls in ceremonies and have a green patina from oxidation, giving them an antique appearance. Although not designed for long-lasting resonance, they are popular as decorative objects.

offering bowl
Full moon singing bowls

These bowls, which are traditionally made under the light of the full moon (without artificial light) in the Kathmandu Valley, usually consist of five metals. They can be recognized by the etched symbols and mantras on the outside, with 'Ohm Mani Padme Hum' on one side and a symbol for good luck and longevity on the other. Ohm' represents the sound of universal creation. 'Mani' means jewel. 'Padme' represents the sacred lotus flower which represents purity. 'Hum' means 'The enlightened mind'.

full moon bowl symbol
Full moon bowl mantra
Ultabati singing bowls

The Ultabati singing bowls are characterized by a thinner wall and produce a relatively low tone. Some have a (partially) black exterior.

Ultabati singing bowl
Machine-made singing bowls

The machine-made bowls are distinguished by their impeccable shape and uniform color and can be provided with engravings. We mainly have colored singing bowls with engravings of this type in our collection. Although singing bowls are often made of an alloy of different metals, we also have some pure titanium singing bowls in our collection.


machine made singing bowl
Titanium singing bowl

Advice for purchasing

When choosing the right singing bowl, you must actively listen and feel for the finest sound and vibration. Visit our gallery in Deventer to experience different scales first-hand and find the scale that resonates with you. Consider using an app to identify specific frequencies, especially if you're looking for a bowl that contacts a specific chakra. Take your time to explore the collection to discover the sound and vibrations that suit you best.

If you would like to order your singing bowl on our website, click here.

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