Bamboo wind chimes are a natural choice for enhancing relaxation. They are environmentally friendly. They also resonate with a supremely relaxing sound.
Bamboo is a grass that grows into tall, wood-like stalks. It is very lightweight and durable. Gladly, Mother Earth has provided an abundant source of this remarkable cane; a bamboo plant can grow several kilometers of cane, functional for making so many things—including beautiful bamboo wind chimes.
Though it’s true that some manufacturers choose to use chemicals in their processing, bamboo does not require environmentally questionable chemicals in preparation for making wind chimes. The stalks will dry naturally over time; the younger, greener stalks can take several months to reach the right stage. Older, bigger stalks are not as green; but may have a tendency to eventually split.
Splitting will occur to some degree in the majority of dried bamboo stalks. This is simply a natural feature of bamboo. The chime’s sound may be affected, but very slightly. Many people prefer the sound of split bamboo wind chimes, or a chime with a combination of whole tubes and split pieces. This is as much a visual choice as anything else. You may want to experiment with both styles to discover if you have a preference.
The sizes of a bamboo option depend very much on how many tubes it holds, as well as the diameters of the bamboo tubes themselves. They can be charmingly small or up to an impressive 60-inches long.
Bamboo wind chimes produce tones that no other material can duplicate. With their hollow, lingering sound, bamboo wind chimes are very relaxing. The tones will always be deep and resonant; however, the shorter, narrower tubes produce a slightly higher tone than the longer, wider tubes. All lengths produce a natural sound that is never artificial or grating.
Whether you choose bamboo wind chimes for their environmental qualities, their beautiful sound, or both reasons, breathe deep and relax while you listen to one of nature’s most beautiful songs.