Antique Tibetan Thadobati Singing Bowl. C4 Note (Root Chakra)
Weight 2 lb 1 ½ oz (951g). 19 x 10 cm (approx. 7 ½ x 4 inches)
This is a large antique Thadobati Singing Bowl with a lovely voice…a mid octave C fundamental when struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a ringer. And if struck with a little water inside it has a little talking and fountain ability. This bowl is smooth and tactile, and a delight to hold and play.
This 19th century bowl has the high-sided walls and flat bottom that characterize the Thadobati form. Its smooth walls and faint decorative elements are indicative of its use and considerable age…this bowl once featured a sun motif (punched dots within circles) band or collar below the outer rim, but the circles have been worn away with the passage of time, and all that remains are the dots. There is also evidence of sun motif downward facing triangles at intervals below the band. There are still some concentric circles at the centre of the bowl. This bowl is worn and shows its age but is in good structural condition.
A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion and a teak and suede ringer is included in the price.
Listen: (3 struck notes and 1 played note)