Heart Chakra Korean Singing Bowl
Korean brassware, called Yugi is made of copper, zinc & gold. The history of Korean brassware stems from the prehistoric bronze era. During the Three Kingdoms period (three kingdoms ruled Korea about 11500 years ago), there was an exclusive organization in the Shilla (one of the three) government for Yugi roduction. During the Koryo dynasty (918-1392), Yugi technology prevailed all over the country for every purpose including daily items, musical instruments & bowls for temples. During the Chosun period (1392-1910), Yugi production was promoted by the government and become the basic tableware along with ceramic ware.
There are three techniques used to produce Yugi, – casting, hammering, and half-hammering, which is a combination of the two. In the casting process, brassware is melted, and then cast into its final shape. In the hammering process, the melt is first cast into a simple block, and then hammered into final shapes by numerous repeating of annealing (treatment of metal by heating to a predetermined temperature, holding for a certain time, and then cooling to room temperature, done to improve ductility and reduce brittleness) and hammering. The hammering process requires a team of blacksmiths to work together. The hammering process creates brassware – called Pancha-Yugi that makes clear and beautiful sounds and as such are suitable to be used as musical instruments, such as the Singing Bowls.
All of our Korean Singing Bowls are created by an artist who is a Korean National Treasure. Every item that he makes – from ritual dishes to the singing bowls – are made with gold mixed with the copper and zinc, giving each of them a sustained clarity that is unmatched by other makers. The brass-gold alloy Singing Bowls are made using the hammering process mentioned above. They are believed to start in one chakra and move to the next. In Korea, these singing bowls are used in major Buddhist temples in ceremonies and struck to begin and end meditation.
The quality and sustainability of resonance is amazing.