Antique Thadobati Singing Bowl. D Note (Sacral Chakra)
Weight 1 lb 10 ¾ oz (756g). 17 x 8.5cm (approx. 7 x 3 ½ inches)
This is a rare form of antique Tibetan Thadobati singing bowl that is reminiscent of the older Mani bowl shape but with a less bulbous belly and an out-turned lip. This is a very old bowl to judge by the smoothness of the outer walls, the worn down grooves on the lip and the barely visible decorative circles in the centre of the basin. Curiously the outer wall has been worn smooth rather than the inside which still features the hammer markings from the forging process. However, this unusual singing bowl is still strong and structurally sound, and it has an attractive golden colour that is free of blemishes.
The fundamental note is a good mid octave D whether struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a ringer. A double-ended teak and suede ringer is included in the price.
Listen (1 struck and 1 played note)