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Hand Beaten Hammered Singing Bowls Making Process:

Beaten or hand hammered singing bowls are made by complete hand hammering process. In beaten singing bowls, every single singing bowl are carefully hand beaten which requires several processes to finish up and shaping into a perfect hand hammered singing bowl.

In the making process, first the various composition of metals as raw materials (Copper, Tin, Zinc, Iron, Lead, Gold and Silver) are melted into furnace depending on manufacturing needs such as for bronze singing bowl or for seven metal singing bowl making. The hot melted metal are taken from furnace and poured into a Gulli Cup or Dice to prepared metal mould for the various size and weight. Then, the round metal gulli or moulds are taken to make rolling and turn into round metal sheet in needed size and thickness. After that, the sheet are brought for the hand beating or hammering process after precise measurement and categorized for weight and sized bowls.

Regarding hand hammering process of singing bowls making, 4 -5 round metal sheets are piled up one upon another and then heated to red hot burn. The red hot burned metal sheets are hammered from a group of expert artisan till the heat remains in metal, and again processes to red heating for continuous beating for the singing bowl shaping. This heating and beating process with the bundled and piled up metal sheets continues until a desired shape and size forms from a metal sheet. (That is why the hammered or beaten singing bowls will get proportionately difference in a size centimeter with each individual singing bowl).

In hammering process of these singing bowls, the metal sheet must hammer and beating on the time of red hot only which remains softness and flexibility on the metal, this is because as the metal getting colder, will loose its softness and flexibility which in turns tampered and gets hardness on metal, and thus breaks metal or bowl if done hammered. The reason behind this working process is the metal content Bronze or Seven Metal mixture is very sensitive to heat and gets harder if it looses it hot temperature and will have cracks and breaks if works. So in this shaping stage of hammered singing bowls, the makings are done with the duration of hot metal only.

Hand hammered or beaten singing bowls making process movie clips from our factory premises

After completion of gaining desired bowls shaping, the individual works start with the making process. At this making stage, every bowl is brought into uniform shape and size and it should also be done by red burning and heating process and then beating. After finalizing the shape and size, hammering is done for final fine tuning and shaping of singing bowls. Then individual singing bowls are then chiseled and made turning the rough surface of singing bowls for fine finishing and looks from inside and outside surface according to finishing needs.
After this process, the hammered singing bowls are processed for cleaning and smoothening process for giving the finish touch either by hand sanding (matte finish) or by buffing or polishing for glossy finish, and finally singing bowls are produced and ready to sell and release for the market.

As per needed, these singing bowls are again sent for other process like hand carvings, antique finishing, colorings, paintings and engraving with various arts works and designs.

Therefore, the makings of hand beaten or hammered singing bowls are very labor intensive work and require very skillful artisans with highly experience and dedication.

The hand hammered or beaten singing bowls are widely popular for meditation, charka balancing, sound therapy, sound massage, healing, water therapy, space clearing and feng shui. It produces a very special rimming and distinct sound and vibration than other types of singing bowls. But the sound and vibration produced will be different with the shape, size, weight and thickness of the singing bowls.

These singing bowls also can be decorated with various carvings and paintings which reflects religious beliefs and values like the hand carving of Buddha Images, Buddhist Deities and Motifs, Eight Auspicious Symbols, Om Mani Padme Hum tibetan mantra, Dragon design, Double Dorje Carvings, Various Mandalas, Louts Designs with various colors and hand painting and etching for better looks and decorations.

 

Making Process of Casting Singing Bowls »

Casting Singing Bowls are produced by metal casting process with the technique of sand casting method. For sand casting purpose, the master mould are prepared from the master dice of desired size and shaped singing bowl with the use of sand, clay and dice.

In Casting Singing Bowls making process, first the various composition of metals (Copper, Tin, Zinc, Iron, Lead, Gold and Silver) as raw materials are melted into furnace depending on manufacturing needs such as for bronze singing bowl or for seven metal singing bowl making. In this casting singing bowls making process the mixture of various metal combination according to product needs are turned into metal gulli, ingots and metal silly or biscuits to make available for small casting or directly melting as raw materials like scrap metals (copper, tin etc, cracked or damaged singing bowls) dividing their percentage of metal mix for casting.

The prepared red hot melted metal are poured into the casting mould ready for sand casting. After few minutes of pouring the metal are turned into desired shape and size of singing bowls in rough finish according to mould prepared. And each time the master artisan has to prepare a master mould for the next lot of sand casting process of singing bowls. Each mould will have a capacity to produce a single bowl to 4 singing bowls one at a time of sand casting depending on sizes required.

The individual singing bowls are then chiseled, made turning and smoothening rough surface of singing bowls for fine finishing and looks from inside and outside surface according to finishing needs. After then, bowls are processed for giving final finish touch either by hand sanding (matte finish) or by buffing or polishing for glossy finish and finally singing bowls are produced and ready to sell and release for the market.

And as per needed, these singing bowls are sent for other process like hand carvings, antique color finishing, colorings, paintings and etching process.

In this sand casting making process of singing bowls, the singing bowls produced will have uniform shape and size and produced fast in making. These casting process are done for producing Flat Design (Manipure Shape) Singing Bowls, Gulpa Shape (Begging Bowl) Singing Bowls, Height (Cylinder Shape) Singing Bowls, Japanese Design Singing Bowls.

These casting singing bowls are widely popular for meditation, charka balancing, sound therapy, sound massage, healing, water therapy, space clearing, feng shui, decoration and gift sets. It produces a very special rimming and distinct sound and vibration than other types of singing bowls. But the sound and vibration produced will be different with the shape, size, weight and thickness of the singing bowls.

These singing bowls also can be decorated with various carvings and paintings which reflects religious beliefs and values like the hand carving of Buddha Images, Buddhist Deities and Motifs, Eight Auspicious Symbols, Om Mani Padme Hum tibetan mantra, Dragon design, Buddha Image and Eye and Motifs Double Dorje Carvings, Various Mandalas, Louts Designs, Ying Yang and with various colors and hand painting, platings and etching for better looks and decorations.

 

Making Process of Hand Beaten Hammered Singing Bowls »

Beaten or hand hammered Gongs are made by complete hand hammering process. In beaten Gongs, every single Gongs are carefully hand beaten which requires several processes to finish up and shaping into a perfect hand hammered Gongs.

There are 2 Models of Gongs that we manufacture, one is with plain surface categorized as Gong A as Flat Plain Surface Gongs and another is with central part raised as Gong B, also known as Ball Gong or Nipple Gong. Both designs are made by complete hand hammering or beating process.

In the making process, first the various composition of metals as raw materials (Copper, Tin, Zinc, Iron, Lead, Gold and Silver) are melted into furnace depending on manufacturing needs such as for bronze Gongs or for seven metal Gongs making. The hot melted metal are taken from furnace and poured into a Gulli Cup or Dice to prepared metal mould for the various size and weight. Then, the round metal gulli or moulds are taken to make rolling and turn into round metal sheet in needed size and thickness. After that, the sheet are brought for the hand beating or hammering process after precise measurement and categorized for weight and sized bowls.

Regarding hand hammering process of Gongs making, 3 - 4 round metal sheets are piled up one upon another and then heated to red hot burn. The red hot burned metal sheets are hammered from a group of expert artisan till the heat remains in metal, and again processes to red heating for continuous beating for the Gongs shaping. This heating and beating process with the bundled and piled up metal sheets continues until a desired shape and size forms from a metal sheet. (That is why the hammered or beaten Gongs will get proportionately difference in a size centimeter with each individual Gongs).

In hammering process of these Gongs, the metal sheet must hammer and beating on the time of red hot only which remains softness and flexibility on the metal, this is because as the metal getting colder, will loose its softness and flexibility which in turns tampered and gets hardness on metal, and thus breaks metal or bowl if done hammered. The reason behind this working process is the metal content Bronze or Seven Metal mixture is very sensitive to heat and gets harder if it looses it hot temperature and will have cracks and breaks if works. So in this shaping stage of hammered Gongs, the makings are done with the duration of hot metal only.

Hand hammered or beaten Gongs making process movie clips from our factory premises

After completion of gaining desired bowls shaping, the individual works start with the making process. At this making stage, every bowl is brought into uniform shape and size and it should also be done by red burning and heating process and then beating. After finalizing the shape and size, hammering is done for final fine tuning and shaping of Gongs. Then individual Gongs are then chiseled and made turning the rough surface of Gongs for fine finishing and looks from inside and outside surface according to finishing needs.

After this process, the hammered Gongs are processed for cleaning and smoothening process for giving the finish touch either by hand sanding (matte finish) or by buffing or polishing for glossy finish, and finally Gongs are produced and ready to sell and release for the market.

As per needed, these Gongs are again sent for other process like hand carvings, antique finishing, colorings, paintings and engraving with various arts works and designs.

Therefore, the makings of hand beaten or hammered Gongs are very labor intensive work and require very skillful artisans with highly experience and dedication.

The hand hammered or beaten Gongs are widely popular for meditation, charka balancing, sound therapy, sound massage, healing, water therapy, space clearing and feng shui. It produces a very special rimming and distinct sound and vibration than other types of Gongs. But the sound and vibration produced will be different with the shape, size, weight and thickness of the Gongs.

These Gongs also can be decorated with various carvings and paintings which reflects religious beliefs and values like the hand carving of Buddha Images, Buddhist Deities and Motifs, Eight Auspicious Symbols, Om Mani Padme Hum tibetan mantra, Dragon design, Double Dorje Carvings, Various Mandalas, Louts Designs with various colors and hand painting and etching for better looks and decorations.

 

Making Process of Tingsha Ting-sha Taa »

Tingsha Ting-sha are produced by metal casting process with the technique of sand casting method and by hand hammering or beating process as well. For sand casting purpose, the master mould are prepared from the master dice of desired size and shaped Tingsha Ting-sha with the use of sand, clay and dice.

In Casting Tingsha Ting-sha making process, first the various composition of metals (Copper, Tin, Zinc, Iron, Lead, Gold and Silver) as raw materials are melted into furnace depending on manufacturing needs such as for bronze Tingsha Ting-sha or for seven metal Tingsha Ting-sha making. In this casting Tingsha Ting-sha making process the mixture of various metal combination according to product needs are turned into metal gulli, ingots and metal silly or biscuits to make available for small casting or directly melting as raw materials like scrap metals (copper, tin etc, cracked or damaged Tingsha Ting-sha) dividing their percentage of metal mix for casting.

The prepared red hot melted metal are poured into the casting mould ready for sand casting. After few minutes of pouring the metal are turned into desired shape and size of Tingsha Ting-sha in rough finish according to mould prepared. And each time the master artisan has to prepare a master mould for the next lot of sand casting process of Tingsha Ting-sha. Each mould will have a capacity to produce 4 - 6 Tingsha Ting-sha one at a time of sand casting depending on sizes required.

The process of making hand hammered and beaten Tingsha Ting-sha are same as of hand beaten singing bowls making process.

The individual Tingsha Ting-sha are then chiseled, made turning and smoothening rough surface of Tingsha Ting-sha for fine finishing and looks from inside and outside surface according to finishing needs. After then, bowls are processed for giving final finish touch either by hand sanding (matte finish) or by buffing or polishing for glossy finish and finally Tingsha Ting-sha are produced and ready to sell and release for the market.

And as per needed, these Tingsha Ting-sha are sent for other process like hand carvings, antique color finishing, colorings, paintings and etching process.

In this sand casting making process of Tingsha Ting-sha, the Tingsha Ting-sha produced will have uniform shape and size and produced fast in making. These casting process are done for producing Plain Tingsha , Tingsha with the embossed arts works like with tibetan mantra om mani padme hum, dragon, eight auspicious symbols, and Tinny Tingsha.

These casting Tingsha Ting-sha are widely popular for meditation, charka balancing, sound therapy, sound massage, healing, water therapy, space clearing, feng shui, decoration and gift sets. It produces a very special rimming and distinct sound and vibration than other types of Tingsha Ting-sha. But the sound and vibration produced will be different with the shape, size, weight and thickness of the Tingsha Ting-sha.

These Tingsha or Ting-sha also can be decorated with various carvings and paintings which reflects religious beliefs and motifs like the hand carving of Eight Auspicious Buddhist Symbols, Om Mani Padme Hum tibetan mantra, Dragon design, Double Dorje Carvings, Various Mandalas, Louts Designs with various colors and hand painting, platings and etching for better looks and decorations.