The origin of the singing bowl dates back to the ancient Eastern cultures of Japan, China, Thailand, and the Himalaya region. They resemble bells that are struck from the outside. Because their specific sound is supposed to bring inner clarity, singing bowls are often used for meditation.
Singing bowls are manufactured from a combination of five to twelve metals. The combination of metals determines the quality of vibration and tonal characteristics of the bowl.
A singing bowl produces sound when it is tapped or struck with a mallet.