Antique Tibetan Jambati Singing & Fountain Bowl. G3 & C2 Notes (Throat & Root Chakra)
Weight 7 lb 4 oz (3.29 Kilos). 35 x 16 cm (13 ¾ x 6 ¼ inches)
This is a huge, rare, and wonderful antique Jambati singing bowl of the finest quality. It has a beautiful antique bronze colour, a deep full-bodied form and a fabulous high-sided profile…with a stunning voice to match!
At well over 7 pounds this is a very heavy bowl, but its finely forged wall makes it relatively light for its great size and contributes much to its vibrant energy and its unusually low resonant voice.
The fundamental note is a powerful second octave C whether struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a heavy suede ringer. This is accompanied by a powerful G3 harmonic that sometimes comes to the fore when playing the rim. The struck note is always commanding and majestic, while the beautiful rim note is ponderous and meditative, especially when it resonates at a frequency that mimics the sound of the OM mantra. This bowl will also produce excellent fountains if played with a little water inside.
This bowl has an attractive simplicity of form and, apart from two pairs of concentric circles at its centre, it is free of any decoration. It is in excellent condition for its age and looks as good as it sounds!
Huge antique bowls of this size and tonality are very rare indeed, and I have no hesitation in recommending this premium quality collector’s piece.
Simply a fabulous bowl!
The price includes a Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion, a large padded striker, and a teak and suede ringer.
Listen: (1 struck note and 4 played notes. A powerful G3 harmonic appears to dominate the recordings but the C2 is clearly evident when playing, and is particularly evident in the last OM clip. This bowl has a very long sustain and each of these clips have therefore been abbreviated).
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).