86 grams / 3.0 oz
7” x 1” / 17.7cm x 2.6cm
Materials: Mango wood and tan suede
This is an approximate size, as these tools are hand made.
We love strikers made from mango wood for a multitude of reasons. The wood of the mango tree is a hard wood with a dense multi-pattern grain, giving it the perfect weight and durability we look for in a singing bowl striker. Mango wood is also praised for its sustainability. Mango wood trees mature to full size in just around 15 years and are cut only when they are too tall to harvest from or when they stop bearing fruit completely. Using the wood to make strikers gives extra income to mango farmers and repurposes the felled trees that had traditionally been burned. The wood is durable and easy to work with, and we find it is perfect for rim-singing Himalayan singing bowls.
This suede striker can be used by either the tan suede or the wooden side, and is perfect for bowls in between 5 to 7” in diameter. The wooden side, either rim sung or struck, will produce brighter higher tones whereas the felt side will produce smooth and deep medium tones from whatever style Himalayan singing bowl you have. The longer handle gives you perfect round wrist motion for singing.