Antique Tibetan Thadobati Singing Bowl. Eb4 Note (Solar Plexus Chakra)
Weight 3 lb 3 ¾ oz (1.46 kilos). 21 ½ x 9 ½ cm (approx. 8 ½ x 3 ¾ inches)
This is an unusually large and heavy 17th or 18th century antique Tibetan Thadobati Singing Bowl.
Apart from its glorious concert pitch voice its main distinguishing feature is a lip that has been folded over during the forging process.
This has the effect of thickening and strengthening the rim, and leaves a distinctive and slightly irregular line (formerly the top edge) just below the outer rim. The top of the folded rim is then cut off and levelled, and in this case, grooved. Any other decoration has all but been worn away with the passage of time, although there is evidence of some incised bands that once decorated the outer rim.
This bowl has a wonderful middle octave Eb fundamental note with a frequency of 312Hz that is virtually perfect concert pitch. The struck note and the played notes are the same.
It’s rare to come across a Thadobati bowl of this size, weight, quality, and age. It has a nice antique gold colour and is structurally sound and virtually free of stains and blemishes. A double-ended teak and suede ringer is included in the price.
This bowl sounds, looks, and feels special!
Note: Audio clips coming soon.