Antique Ultabati Singing Bowl. B2 (123Hz) & C3 (130Hz) Crown & Root Chakras
Weight 2 lb 10 ¼ oz. (1.2 kilos). Size 24 x 12 cm (9 ½ x 4 ¾ inches)
Ultabati bowls are known for their caldron-like form, their remarkable vibrant energy, and their ability to produce very low notes that resonate at a frequency that will produce fountains when played with a little water inside. This interesting bowl is no exception.
This antique Ultabati is smaller and lighter than usual and therefore easier to hold and play for an extended period. It has interesting multi-harmonic sonic qualities. The fundamental note fluctuates between a B2 and a C3 when struck, while the rim note is F#4 (364Hz) when played with a wooden ringer. This bowl is at its best when struck or played around the rim with a course suede ringer.
This Ultabati is in good structural condition but here are two tiny nicks on the rim that register slightly when a wooden ringer is used, although they could probably be filed smooth if necessary (this has been reflected in the price). It has the typical downward sloping rim and hipped body associated with this bowl form, with finely incised decorative banding inside and out. It is clean, with pronounced decorative hammer marks on the outer wall, and an attractive golden colour.
The price includes a Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion, a padded striker, and a teak and suede ringer.
Listen: (2 struck notes and 1 played note with wooden ringer)