Magical Zaphir Chimes, previously known as Shanti Chimes, are available in our store in five tunings, and a range of new marbled colors.
Their resonance tube is created through tight, spiral winding of thin mangled layers of long natural fibers – a very strong, thin and flexible material with the right acoustic qualities for the warm timbre and crystalline sound of the Zaphir Chimes, which are hand made in the French Pyrenees by the team of skilled artists with 25 years of experience in making chimes.
A specific “oil-paint on water” marbled technique has been developed by Zaphir, giving the chimes their unique design in a large range of colors.
Where possible, Zaphir uses natural materials in the production of the chimes. They use eco-clean varnish (Ecolabel, Toys EN71-3) to protect each chime from dirt and weather conditions, and wax for the wooden disc.
There are 5 different tuning variations; each instrument has a set of 8 bronze rods of a different tone-length, which are welded with silver into a metal ring. After assembly of the instrument in the resonance tube it’s tuned again in order to refine the interaction of tones and overtones into an almost endless flow. To hear the tuning variations, click here:
Tuning Variations: Crystalide: G A B D A G B D Sunray: G# B C# E G# E A C# Twilight: E G B C E G B C Sufi: F A D F A G A D Blue Moon: D F A B C E A# C
Dimensions : Height 12.5 cm (4.9”) Diameter 6.5 cm (2.6”)
The harmonious tuning, the magical sound and the beautiful design make the Zaphir wind chimes to be of the best worldwide! Suitable for sound and energy healers, shamanic practitioners, and sonic aficionados! Make great gifts!
Delivery time US: 14-18 days, chimes are made to order in France