Antique Tibetan Manipuri Singing and Talking Bowl. E & A Notes (Solar Plexus & Third Eye Chakras)
Weight 1 lb 13 oz (825g). 21 x 7 cm (approx. 8 ¼ x 2 ¾ inches)
An antique Tibetan Singing Bowl with the classic shallow or low Manipuri profile. This is an attractive bowl, quite large for a Manipuri, with fine walls that gently splay towards the rim. There is a decorative ribbon of mala beads or suns (circle with a dot in the centre) and an interesting band of ritualistic or fine-tuning gashes encircling the outer wall just below the rim, and two concentric circles inscribed on the inside floor of the basin. The bowl has a nice golden colour with some subtle hammer markings that have been worn smooth over the years.
This antique bowl has a particularly nice third octave fundamental E singing voice with multiple overtones when struck, and a forth or fifth octave A when played around the rim with a ringer. With a little water inside, it has a lively talking voice.
Listen (2 struck notes followed by a played note using a wooden ringer)
NOT FOR SALE