Weight 2 lb 9 ¼ oz. (1.17 kilos). Size 20 x 9 cm (8 x 3 ½ inches)
This is an archetypal antique Thadobati Singing Bowl with its high-sided gently curved wall, sheered lip, and wide flat bottom. There’s a band of decorative punched dots around the outer rim, and concentric circles at its centre. An interesting series of ritual gashes can be seen at intervals encircling the outer wall.
The fundamental note is a perfect pitch third octave G# (208Hz) whether struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer. This bowl will also produce fountains if played with a little water inside (quite rare for a Thadobati).
It’s an older bowl that has seen a lot of use and ritual cleaning, but it is structurally sound, clean, and free of stains, with an antique golden bronze colour.
An interesting and characterful example of this bowl form, with an excellent perfect pitch voice!
A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion and a double-ended teak and suede ringer are included in the price.