Ancient legend has it that before there were Feng Shui fountains, dragon basins, such as this handcast, copper patina brass Tibetan Dragon Basin, were used to harmonize the energy of the home and bring longevity to its occupants. These basins were known as far back as the Han Dynasty (approx. 2,000 years ago) and are relatively rare in the United States.
They are said to bring good dragon energy (the energy of new births, fertile growing, expansion, etc.) to the owner. Carefully rubbing the brass "ears" on the sides of the bowl when it is filled with water causes the bowl to emit a beautiful tone, similar to that of a Tibetan singing bowl. The sound acts to harmonize the chakras and the surrounding energy of the home. It's a bit tricky to do, but my 12-year-old mastered it with much more grace and ease than I did, so I suspect success with this toning is a personal thing. Some people even rouse the bowl to spout water upward when they are toning. Supposedly, the higher the water spouts, the longer your life.
I haven't mastered spouting the water yet, but that hasn't dampened my love of this elaborately decorated bowl. The dragons on the bottom, the patterns on the sides, and the lovely copper patina all make me want to gaze at this bowl for hours. Even if you never make it sing, its beauty will enhance your days. There's just something about this bowl that makes my heart feel peaceful. You could use this Tibetan Dragon Basin for floating candles or flowers, or simply as a decoration for the heart of your home. However you use it, it is bound to bring you dragon luck! (Please note: we have found that wetting your hands slightly before you rub the brass handles helps to produce the beautiful tones.)
#4304 - 15'' diameter x 5'' tall Our price $125.00
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