Both the bowl and the mallet were exactly described and the bowl sounds better than I could have imagined. I have the bowl at school and my students love to make the bowl sing. What a gift to be able to this treasure with them. The students who struggle the most with focus are the ones who can make the bowl sing the loudest and for the longest period of time. Thank you Dharma Shop!
It was a gift for a friend and she was very pleased!
Does what it is supposed to do: rings my singing bowls nice and softly.
At first I didn't know how to use it without it causing my small singing bowl and cushion to slide on the table . I found I could get the beautiful deep sound by holding my bowl down with my finger in the center of the bowl. (That just didn't feel like the right thing to do!) But after reading the reviews, I followed the lead of another reviewer who says he holds the bowl in his hand. Not only does it sound wonderful, I can feel the vibration in the palm of my hand.
Could not be happier! The red wool mallet is very nicely crafted and produces a lovely soft tone when used to strike on the singing bowls that I care for.