Frank Perry Kingwood Wand
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For all size bowls Handcrafted in England
Kingwood is a dense, strong and hard wood. It is not quite as hard as ebony and sometimes will ring a lower overtone than ebony does on the same bowl. Kingwood wands are smooth with a rich brown wood and dark contrasting grain.
Kingwood grows in Mexico and Brazil. This wood is not listed as endangered.
Frank Perry has one of the oldest and largest antique singing bowl collections in the United Kingdom. Frank is a master at bringing out individual tones from bowls. One of his secrets are small wands made from fine wood that he hand turns on a lathe at his home in the south of England. The wands are smooth to the touch and finished with a with a nice flair on top.Even though the wands are small – six inches long and no more than half an inch in diameter – they are very powerful. You might think such a small item can be used only on small bowls. While it is true it is easier to use them on small bowls, unlike the Nepali ringing sticks Frank’s tiny wands can bring amazing sounds out of the largest singing bowl.
Frank’s wands require a light and steady touch. With some smaller bowls these wands will allow you to isolate and magnify hidden tones in the 6th or even7th octave. Once you get the hang of them they are incredible instruments. Kingwood wands have rich brown wood with a dark contrasting grain.