The singing bowls you’ll find in our catalog have made their way from all over the Himalayas. These bowls survived centuries, passing from one area to another, changing owners along the way. It’s safe to say that these bowls have lived many lifetimes and experienced so much along the way!
By looking at the picture, reading the description or listening to the sound sample of any particular bowl, you become a part of the story.
Each bowl that you see has gone through a comprehensive selection process.
Antique dealers are searching for valuables in every corner of Himalayas. If they find any singing bowls, they bring them to special collectors. These collectors are supplying a certain amount of bowls to other collectors, whose expertise and knowledge of the subject is stronger as are their paying abilities. They are specialists in the business of singing bowls. These dealers are narrowing the selection of bowls by assessing and then dividing them in to different groups, based upon the level of quality. Broken bowls and bowls with little value are passed to scrap metal dealers for melting and reusing the alloy. Low quality bowls are being sold to local gift shops of ethnic items in India and Nepal. These bowls are being offered for sale to tourists. Higher quality items are stored and waiting for the attention of western dealers that are specialized in singing bowls business.
Bells of Bliss works exclusively with the most reliable suppliers of singing bowls in India and Nepal, collectors that understand what the highest quality sounds like. I choose bowls from a selection that has already been narrowed down by these knowledgeable collectors.The one and only criteria that I deliberately follow, is the quality of the sound.