Antique Jambati Singing Bowl. Note E2 (Solar Plexus Chakra)
4.18 kilos (9 lb 4 oz). 37.5 x 14 cm (14 ¾ x 5 ½ inches)
This majestic Jambati Singing bowl has a huge diameter of 14 ¾ inches, weighs 4.18 kilos, and is one of the largest in my collection. Old Jambati bowls approaching anything like this size are extremely rare and sought after for their beautiful low resonant notes, loud voices and long sustains; in this instance in excess of 1 ½ minutes.
This large bowl has a fabulous low pulsating perfect pitch second octave E2 fundamental (82.5Hz) when struck with a padded mallet or played around the with a suede ringer. The rim will also produce a B3 harmonic (247Hz) and a vibrant OM with a suede ringer, while a wooden one will produce a G4 (385Hz) harmonic. This very heavy bowl is best placed on a cushion for playing, and will be supplied with a large Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion.
This impressive singing bowl is believed to date from the first half of the 20th century and has an honest simplicity of form, as is often the case with exceptionally large bowls. The hammer markings on the outer wall are an attractive feature, but it is without any decorative artwork. It is clean, stain-free and structurally sound, with a lovely bright golden bronze colour inside and out.
A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion, a padded striker and a ringer are all included in the price.
Listen: ( 3 struck notes and 2 played notes).