Just another satisfied customer! I must say at first when I saw the box, I thought, oh this can’t be my bowl, it is too small. Well my dears, I tapped the rim with the wooden part of the mallet and a beautiful hi note flowed. Then while it was still singing I used the wrapped materiel part and hit the side and a deeper sound blended with the hi note. Magnificent! I love my small bowl so very much. The length of the sustained note is incredible. Thank you Ryan for helping me select the perfect bowl for me. It calms my soul in the morning and at night before bed.