Antique Thadobati Singing Bowl. Notes F4 (358Hz) & C6 (1047Hz) Heart & Crown Chakras)
Weight 888 grams (1 lb 15 ¼ oz). Size 18 x 9 cm (7 x 3 ½ inches)
This recently sourced antique Thadobati Singing and Talking Bowl dates from the 18th century and is presented in its ‘as found’ condition with the rich deep patina of age and long use, which may not appeal to everyone but I find attractive. This particular bowl has a burnished look and, like many others, may have been used as a cooking pot at some time in its long life. It has the character, look and feel of great antiquity. Its structural condition is good.
The fundamental note is a middle F (358Hz) when struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer. The rim note changes to a high sixth octave C (1047Hz) if a wooden ringer is employed. This bowl also has talking ability when struck and rocked with a little water inside.
This is a nicely proportioned bowl with a gracefully curved wall and a folded and sheered lip surrounded by a decorative band of sun motifs (punched dot inside a circle) commonly found on early Thadobati singing bowls. A faint circle remains at its centre, which is slightly raised and probably contributes to its talking ability.
A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion and a ringer are included in the price.
Note: Audio clips coming soon.