This is a large antique Mani Bowl that sings a fifth octave G# with a frequency 854Hz.
As with all Mani bowls the note is the same whether struck or played around the rim. The struck note is particularly bright and pleasing, but the rim note is slow to build and experimentation with different ringers may be required to reveal its full sonic potential.
This singing bowl exhibits all the characteristics of the ancient Mani form…a flat bottom, walls that taper toward the rim, and a wide flat inward facing grooved lip. There are well-defined concentric circles at its centre and incised bands below the outer rim and around its bulbous belly.
This bowl is in exceptionally nice condition for its considerable age which could be anywhere between 200 and 400 years. It is structurally sound and virtually free of stains and blemishes. A teak and suede ringer is included in the price.