KOSHI CHIMES

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Description

Description: Handcrafted with precision at the foot of the Pyrenees, Koshi Chimes are designed with eight notes. The notes are metal pieces welded into a plate at the base of the resonating tube. The tube itself is made of thin layers of bamboo veneer treated with natural oils. The veneer is stronger than natural bamboo and makes for a much sturdier chime, without losing the acoustic qualities bamboo is famous for.

The Koshi chime is an authentic musical instrument, an original creation of high quality. Hand made in our workshop at the foot of the Pyrenean mountains, each chime is the result of meticulous craftsmanship.

Eight chords are welded with silver into the metal plate at the base of the 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.

Move the chime gently holding it by its cord: the crystalline relaxing sound may leave you in quiet wonder. Suspended, it will play with the wind and carry you away in an unexpected melody.

 

 

 

Additional information

Select Tunings

Earth / Terra, Water / Aqua, Air / Aria, Fire / Ignis

Koshi Care

Setting up your Koshi Chimes

When you receive your Koshi chimes you will find that the cord has been purposely placed inside the resonance tube to avoid any damage during transit.

To unravel the cord →
Step 1. Gently turn the top wooden bar until the hanging cord is at the top.

Step 2. The wind catcher cord is also wound around the metal rods for protection during transit. It can be freed by turning the chime upside down and gently pushing the string over the metal rods with a finger or pencil or similar object.

Then your ready to hang your Koshi chimes.

Caring for your Koshi Chimes

Caring for your Koshi Chimes

Koshi chimes are made for the outdoors, though its recommended they be placed in an area protected from the wind and rain for a longer life expectancy.
E.g., under a veranda, eaves or other protected area.

Koshi chimes are treated with a natural timber oil & fungicide during their manufacture to protect them from the effects of humidity.

Like all wooden objects, the Koshi chimes bamboo veneer will also need oiling from time to time depending on your local weather conditions.

You can use either clear ‘teak oil’ (recommended) or clear ‘tung oil’ which you should find in your local hardware shop. They both work well.

For protection from mould it’s ideal to add a fungicide to the oil.

As an alternative to regular fungicides, you can use a natural product such as clove oil or tea tree oil (make sure the tea tree oil you use is derived from ‘Melaleuca Alternifolia.’)

Cleaning and re-oiling method:

Cleaning and re-oiling method:

– First clean the Koshi chime if dirty with warm water and sponge, when fully dry then apply the oil with a cloth.

– You may need a few applications of the oil..

Note: The nickel coated steel bars may oxidise over time with humidity, this will not affect the Koshi’s sound or tuning.

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