Size: 7.5" x 1"
Materials: Mango wood
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.
The basic wooden singing or striking tool is a high quality carved striker similar to traditional Tibetan and Nepali singing bowl tools. Carved handle and smooth playing surface, this tool is the perfect tool for rim singing! Rim singing is easier with this natural, unfinished wooden tool than a varnished tool of similar size. In addition to rim singing this tool can be used to strike the rim of the bowl, unleashing the fullest of the higher harmonics from any bowl. This tool will sing bowls up to 9" in diameter however it really shines with the smaller bowls.