Antique Jambati Singing Bowl – B2 (Crown Chakra)
Weight 3.12 kilos (6 lb 14 ½ oz) 12 ½ x 5 ¼ inches (32 x 13 cm)
This is a huge antique Jambati Singing Bowl weighing well over 3 kilos and with a diameter of 12 ½ inches! Its great weight and size has a voice to match…a wonderful pulsating low second octave B that at 126 Hz is quite close to concert pitch (123.5 Hz). The rim note is the same B2 when played with a suede ringer, but if a wooden one is used the note changes to a middle octave G. If played with a little water inside this Jambati bowl is capable of producing great fountains.
This huge bowl has a rather unusual shape. It shares many of the physical characteristics of the Jambati form…beautiful curved deep body, large inward facing triangulated grooved lip, large concentric circles at its centre, and several incised lines forming a collar below the rim, and superb closely-hammered forge markings on the outer wall that add surface interest and reflect the light.
However, it has a lower profile than most bowls of this type, and this makes its wide diameter appear even wider than it is. It also has a smaller and flatter base than normal, and this permits the wall to curve outwards more acutely.
This is a huge premium quality bowl that is clean and structurally sound. The size, colour and surface texture of the interior of this lovely old bowl is a little like peering at the sun! It would make a centrepiece in any collection, but would equally stand alone as a special instrument.
A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion, a padded striker, and a teak and suede ringer are included in the price.
Listen: (2 struck notes and 1 played note)