Antique Tibetan Jambati Singing Bowl. C3 Note (Root Chakra)
Weight 6 ¾ lb (3.07 kilos). 32 x 14 cm (12 ½ x 5 ½ inches)
This wonderful old Jambati bowl has bags of character and a certain gravitas that sets it apart when among other similar bowls. This is not so much to do with its impressive size and weight (at 12 ½ inches and weighing over 3 kilos this is a very large bowl indeed) but has something to do with less tangible qualities. At any rate it has great aesthetic appeal and a commanding presence.
The fundamental note is an excellent third octave C when struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer. This is a tuneful bowl whichever way it’s played, but I particularly like the rhythmically pulsating struck note. It will also readily produce fountains if played around the rim with a little water inside.
This old bowl, with its rare and unusual low profile, is believed to date from the 17th or 18th century, and is in remarkable condition for its age. It has been very well forged, and features a particularly beautiful and deeply incised rim.
Huge antique bowls of this size and quality are few and far between, and low profile examples such as this very rare indeed.
This bowl will add variety and character to any Jambati collection and I have no hesitation in recommending it.
The price includes a Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion, a padded striker, and a teak and suede ringer.
Listen: (2 struck notes and 2 played notes)
Note: As this is an unusually heavy bowl there will be a surcharge to cover the additional cost of shipping and insurance to destinations outside the UK. Overseas buyers will later be invoiced at cost for any shipping and insurance shortfall (estimated to be around $100 to USA and Canada).