This is an extremely rare bowl that is signed by the artist (see last 2 photos). It is huge, substantial and hand made. The material is solid bronze. Beautiful beehive pattern is hand hammered. All patina is original. This bowl makes the most beautiful, enlightening, deep sound that is at once soothing and thought provoking. The Japanese singing bowls are very rare and hard to come by. They were used in temples to sync energy between human and nature. They summon blessings, clear one's mind and anchor one's thoughts. Striking the singing bowl begins a ceremony and symbolizes a fresh beginning. Signed with maker's mark. Complimentary leather and solid mahogany striker (new).