5.32 kilos (11 lb 12 oz). 39 x 15 cm (15 ½ x 6 inches)
This massive multi-harmonic antique singing bowl has a diameter of 15 ½ inches, weighs 5.32 kilos, and is the largest in my collection. Antique Jambati bowls approaching anything like this size are extremely rare and sought after for their beautiful and incredible low resonant, pulsating, and loud voices.
This wonderfully majestic bowl has multiple and complex harmonics that range across 3 octaves. It has a low perfect pitch C#2 fundamental (69Hz) that flickers rhythmically towards D2 (71Hz) and pulsates when struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim. It has a huge sustain, and its vibrant energy is such that it will readily produce a low OM with a heavy suede ringer. The rim note will also evolve into a third octave G#3 (206Hz) with a suede ringer, and change to a G4 (397Hz) with a wooden one. This bowl is best placed on a cushion for playing, and will be supplied with a fabulous large Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion.
This impressive singing bowl is believed to date from the early 20th century and has an honest simplicity of form. The contrasting hammer markings on the outer wall are an attractive feature, but it is wiithout any decorative artwork. It is clean and stain-free, and structurally sound with a lovely bright golden bronze colour inside and out.
A fabulous large Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion, a striker and 2 ringers are included in the price.
Listen: (3 struck notes with bowl on cushion and 2 played notes, suede ringer then wood, and 3 stuck notes with bowl handheld).