Old Himalayan Ultabati Singing & Fountain Bowl. F Note (Heart Chakra)
Weight 8 lb 6 oz (3.8 kilos). 36 x 17 ½ cm (approx. 14 x 6 ¾ inches)
This is a GIGANTIC and spectacular old Ultabati singing bowl with a wonderful and VERY LOW fundamental 2nd octave F note. The note is essentially the same whether struck or played around the rim with a heavy suede ringer, but other subtle overtones are always present. With a little water inside, this bowl will also produce amazing fountains…but it’s the sound that’s memorable!
This Ultabati bowl has massive VIBRATIONAL ENERGY and an incredible voice…particularly when struck with a heavy padded mallet, when it throbs, pulsates and rhythmically drones for an age. Its vibrant sonic presence is felt physically, even after falling silent.
Old singing bowls of this enormous size and quality are extremely rare, and the excellent and clean condition of this one suggests that it has probably served some ceremonial or musical purpose during its lifetime.
It has the classic Ultabati caldron-like form with its fine walls and thick out-turned downward-sloping lip. The golden splayed and incised collar contrasts beautifully with the mottled black surface of the outer basin, while its golden interior features a series of concentric circles at its centre. This is a very handsome and impressive bowl with unique sonic qualities.
Listen (1 struck note and 2 played notes with suede and wooden ringers. The ‘Big Ben’ clang at the start was my fault…I struck the bowl too hard. All the sustains have been cut short to reduce file size).
NOT FOR SALE