Antique Jambati Singing Bowl. Notes: G3 & D5 (Throat & Sacral Chakras)
Weight 1.63 kilos (3 lb 9 oz). Size 23 x 11.5 cm (9 x 4 11 ¼ x 4 ½ inches)
This beautiful antique Jambati Singing Bowl almost certainly comes from the same foundry as the stunning and rare Golden Lingams in my collection. It is stylistically very similar, minus the lingam and yoni, and has exactly the same polished surface and wonderful golden bronze colour.
It has been superbly crafted and is relatively heavy for its size. It has a sheered lip and a smooth polished wall that is higher than usual for a Jambati. Like the Golden Lingams it is undecorated. The single line encircling the inner rim is thought to result from the metal being folded over to level and strengthen the rim during the forging process.
The fundamental note is a perfect pitch third octave G3 (196Hz) when stuck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer. The rim note changes to a fifth octave D5 (575Hz) with a wooden ringer.
This beautiful Golden Jambati bowl is in excellent structural condition, clean and stain-free.
A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion, a padded striker, and a ringer are included in the price.
Listen: ( 2 struck notes and 2 played notes, suede ringer then wood).