Zen Red Felt Striker #ZF
Size: 7.5" x 1"
Materials: Mango wood and red felt
This is an approximate size, as these strikers 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 wooden handle has a wrapping of red wool felt which dampens the attack when this striker is used on the rim of a singing bowl. The resulting sound will show less of the higher overtones and more of an emphasis on the mid range and lower frequencies. The light weight and convenient size of this striker makes it excellent for use with smaller bowls or in cramped spaces. The felt makes this striker too soft to rim sing a singing bowl so its focus is to be used in the traditional manner of striking across the rim or gonging. Generally sold alongside our bowls of smaller diameter, this felt striker is a perfect companion to your bowls under 7".