Antique Tibetan Jambati Singing Bowl. G#4 (Throat & Solar Plexus Chakras)
Weight 7 ¾ lb (3.52 kilos). 33.5 x 16.5 cm (approx. 13 ¼ x 6 ½ inches)
This is an awesome full-bodied high wall antique Jambati Singing Bowl circa 18th – 19th century in superb condition. It has an exceptionally powerful and beautiful voice…full of subtle complexity, with a strong pulse, and OM sound. Bowls of this size, weight and quality are extremely rare and we are fortunate indeed to have one available.
The fundamental note is a low second octave G# when struck with a padded mallet/drumstick. The rim note is also a G#2 but it’s closer to concert pitch when played with a heavy suede ringer. However this bowl has a complex voice with multiple subtle overtones and it takes a little experimentation and practice to bring one or other to the fore. The suede played note is particularly sonorous and beautiful. If a wooden ringer is used the note changes to a nice mid octave Eb. This bowl resonates at a frequency that will create fountains if played with a little water inside.
The quality of this huge Jambati is superb and its state of preservation is excellent for its age. It shares all the decorative features that typify the Jambati bowl form…a wide inward-facing and grooved triangulated lip, a pair of concentric circles on the inside floor, and several incised bands forming a collar below the outer rim. It has an attractive hammered surface outside and a smooth golden interior.
With a massive diameter of 13 ¼ inches, and weighing over 3 ½ kilos (7 ¾ pounds), this impressive and majestic bowl would crown any collection.
A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion, a large padded striker, and a teak and suede ringer are all included in the price.
Listen: (3 struck notes and 2 played notes, suede then wood ringers)