DOBANI 4 Inch Singing Bowl Decorated + Mallet & Cushion B. Singing Bowl, Decorated, Black, with 4 inch opening. Highly decorated spun bronze. Design may vary. Includes Wooden beater & Cushion. They sometimes feature religious iconography; motifs and symbols, such as the Tibetan mantra Om mani padme hum, images of Buddha, or the Ashtamangala Eight Auspicious Signs. The bowls are made of Panchaloha: literally translated from Sanskrit as Five Metals. The metal alloys contain copper, tin, zinc, iron and other metals Singing bowls are played by the friction of rubbing a Wooden mallet around the rim of the bowl to produce overtones and a continuous 'singing' sound. They are commonly used for meditation, relaxation, healthcare, personal well-being and religious practice.