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