The Tibetan bowl is believed to be a powerful healing tool. Today it is widely used in meditation, yoga, therapy, and for personal enjoyment. Singing bowls are played by striking with a mallet, producing a warm bell tone. They can also be played by slowly rubbing a wooden mallet around the rim to produce a continuous 'singing' sound. This Tibetan singing bowl measures approximately 4 1/2" to 5" in diameter. Actual size may vary slightly, due to the hand-made process. This set includes a wooden mallet and cushion (cushion color and mallet style may vary).