The Sufi Zaphir chime melody is reminiscent of a spiral dance, corresponding to the natural frequency of earth.
Zaphir chimes, (the original Shanti wind chime), have rich harmonies of sound and colour which correspond with the natural frequencies of the seasons, elements, or chakras. Because of their synchronizing and relaxing effect, these chimes are popular in Feng Shui, relaxation, sound therapy, meditation, yoga, health clinics, spas, salons, stress therapy, as well as educational work with both adults and children.
The crystalline tones of the chimes have a wonderful calming effect on children, however they are not a toy and it is recommended that they not be left in the hands of young children.
The enchanting Zaphir Wind Chimes are hand crafted by dedicated craftsmen in the heart of the French Pyrenees, from mostly natural materials (in the original design that was created for the Shanti Chime). The resonance tube is made of recycled and biodegradable materials. It is treated with a finishing layer of Ecolabel varnish to protect it from the weather.
Eight chords of different lengths are welded with silver into a metal plate at the base of a resonance tube. Precise tuning creates a play of clear tones that is rich in overtones. The overtones of the shorter chords gradually dominate and become fundamentals, thus forming a circular tone range.
Through tight, spiral winding of thin layers of long fiber celluloid, a very strong, thin and flexible resonance tube is created with the right acoustic qualities for a warm timbre of the crystal clear sound of the Zaphir Chime. After assembly, the chime is tuned again by hand.
Height 12.5 cm (4.9 in) Diameter 6.5 cm (2.6 in)
The dimensions of the chime correspond with the natural principles related to law of equilibrium called 'the golden ratio' and are fundamental to the sound wave quality.
The decorative patterned marble finish of each chime is a unique process developed by the Zaphir team using a technique they call 'oil-paint on water'. With this distinctive process they have created six colour finishes. (The colours are random rather than specific to a tuning, so cannot be specified upon ordering - if you wish a specific colour, please contact us for availability.)
Indoors, move the chime gently holding it by its cord: the crystalline, relaxing sound may leave you in quiet wonder. Outside, sheltered from rain, as it plays with the wind it will carry you away on an unexpected melody.
Zaphir chimes bring a lovely element of peace and relaxation to your surroundings and make great gifts. These delightful, melodious wind chimes are available in five beautiful melodies and radiant marbled colours.
Listen to the Zaphir Sufi Wind Chime (Shanti Echo of Silence) -
Earth, spiral dance.