Have you seen a singing bowl from Bhutan before?
They are gorgeous made of hand beaten alloy. You drag a suede stick around the rim and the bowl starts singing in 4 pitches. If you have water inside the bowl it starts spitting and zinging about like crazy.
And why? It's a brilliant tone to meditate around and also said to soothe sore joints or ills if you place the bowl on the afflicted area.
What a brilliant birthday gift from Bhutan from my parents. I may do it in to the studio one of these days for a 'Log and Luscious' class with meditation. It will be definitely be used in the Mundy household for a spot of meditation and probably also to call family to dinner (!) the bump started kicking like crazy when he heard the tone (I think this was a positive kick...although who knows!)