Tibetan tingshas are small cymbals used in prayer and rituals by Tibetan Buddhist practitioners. These cymbals are joined together by leather rawhide. The cymbals are struck together producing a clear and high pitched tone. Typical sizes range from 2.5–4 inches in diameter, these are 3 1/8". Tingshas are usually thick and produce a unique long ringing tone.
Antique tingshas were made from special bronze alloys that produce harmonic overtones. In high quality tingshas, both cymbals will match—the tones are identical or nearly identical. Most tingshas, however, are not perfectly matched so each produces a distinctly different tone.