What are Zaphir Chimes?

What is a Zaphir Chime?

Zaphir Chimes have been around for well over 30 years and are appreciated for their quality, crystal clear sound and glowing colours. They are made by hand at the Zaphir workshop. With their relaxing and harmonizing sound, these chimes are a wonderful tool for relaxation, breathwork, yoga and meditation, during a massage, for Feng Shui, sound and sound healing sessions and other forms of therapies.

How do you use a Zaphir Chime?

  • Simply hold the chime by its string and move it gently. The chime will play a magical harmony of sounds, leaving you in wonder, peace and relaxation
  • Suspended in a doorway, or in front of an open window and allow the breeze to surprise you with the chimes unexpected melodies

These chimes come in a handy size, making these instruments easy to use, play and take with you whereever you go.

Can I leave my Chime outside?

These chimes have been protected  by a layer of eco-varnish and paint but like many items that are left outside permanently, they will deteriorate over time.

Regular maintenance with varnish or oil will help to protect the chime but it  cannot prevent from the negative effects of weather conditions.

If you do want your chime to be outside, it is best to suspend it under an overhanging roof, or other slightly protected place.
If the chime is protected from harsh external elements, it will play and continue playing its magic melodies for many years to come.

How many different Chimes are available?

These chimes are available in 5 different tunes and are named in relation to the 5 seasons and elements in Feng Shui.  

CRYSTALIDE   (spring) =  G A B D A G B D

SUNRAY (summer) =  G#B C#E G#E A C#

TWILIGHT (autumn) =  E G B C E G B C

SUFI (intermediary season) =  F A D F A G A D

BLUE MOON (winter) = D F A B C E A#C

Listen to the different tunes below:

Each instrument has 8 metal cords of different lengths, welded with silver into a metal ring. Upon assembly, the cords are again carefully tuned to refine the interaction of tones and overtones into a continuous flow of harmonies. The proportions of the resonance-tube coincides with the ‘Golden Ratio’ principles of Da Vinci, thus assuring optimal sound and resonance.

Thin crushed and pressed layers of long fiber celluloid board create the perfect acoustic qualities for the warm timbre and crystalline sounds Zaphir Chimes are known for. Most of the materials used are natural, recyclable and of EEG origin / standards. The protective layers of varnish, and paint of the resonance-tube are ecological. The wooden parts are wax coated.

“After listening to one of these beautiful chimes being used at a recent breath work event, I knew I needed I to have one for my massage therapy room. My clients are now enjoying the enchanting sounds of the Sufi chime to gently wake them up from their holistic massage experience. Sound is such a wonderful healer.”