About 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.