This little singing bowl, which we bought for our meditation sessions, has a beautiful singing tone if you circle the bowl (as instructed) with the stick provided. Otherwise, a single strike gives a single, ringing tone which is ideal for meditation sessions, as the tone dies gradually away. It comes packed in a charming natural paper box, with a cloth to hold it in the hand, and brief instructions for use. Delivery was efficient and personable. The only slight disappointment was that the bottom of the bowl was marked inside, though this flaw didn't affect its performance.