This singing bowl was cast in Nepal, and painted by hand. This singing bowl is made from copper and other metals and painted brown. This singing bowl is 8.5 inches wide at the widest point, and 7.5 inches wide at the rim. This singing bowl is 3.5 inches tall. Tibetan singing bowls have been used for years in Buddhist temples and for Buddhist ceremonies, but more recently they are becoming popular for musicians, for yoga classes, massage therapy sessions, etc. The Buddhist mantra, om mani padme hum, is painted around the outside of the singing bowl. There are Buddhist designs on the outside and the inside of the singing bowl. The striker shown with this singing bowl is included with the purchase.