This antique Thadobati Singing Bowl has a good third octave F# (186Hz) fundamental when struck with a padded mallet and a perfect pitch fifth octave C (524Hz) when played around the rim with a wooden ringer. A fifth octave B (990HZ) harmonic is also possible.
This 19th century bowl looks and feels its age. It is typical of the Thadobati form with its straight sides and flat bottom. Decorative features are limited to a band of tiny cuts encircling the outer rim, and a series of ritual gashes below. This is a characterful old bowl that has been well used but is basically clean and structurally sound. It has an attractive golden bronze colour with the patina of antiquity.
A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion and a ringer are included in the price.
Note: Audio clips coming soon.