These are not ordinary wind-chimes! We consider them precise sound healing instruments! Wonderful to play during healing sessions, yoga, meditation, etc, instilling awe, wonder and a deeply profound sense of beauty and innocence.
Listen to sound samples of each tuning on our Sound Healing Instruments page.
Zaphir Chime CRYSTALIDE tuning
Previously known as Shanti Bells, Zaphir Chimes are manufactured in Southern France. Each instrument is tuned by hand with great care, giving these chimes their rich crystalline harmonious sound. Zaphir's team of crafts-women work closely to create these magical instrument of pristine quality. Most of the materials used are completely natural, recyclable and of European origin/standards. The dimensions of the chime coincide with the Golden Ratio.
Each instrument has a set of 8 metal pegs of different length, welded with silver into a metal ring. After assembling the resonance-tube, the instrument is tuned by hand, in order to refine the interaction of tones and overtones, into a circular almost endless flow.
5 different tunings are available:
SUFI consists of: F A D F A G A D
BLUE MOON consists of: D F A B C E A# C
CRYSTALIDE consists of: G A B D A G B D
SUNRAY consists of: G# B C# E G# E A C#
TWILIGHT consists of: E G B C E G B C
A layer of varnish 'Ecolabel' protects the resonance-tube on the outside from dirt and bad weather influences; the inside is protected by a layer of black paint Green Label; for outdoor use you should revarnish from time to time. The wooden parts are stained, and wax coated.
Not a toy
Children love the magical sound of our chimes, however, the chime is not a toy for kids under 4 years old.