Antique Miniature Tibetan Jambati Singing Bowl. E4 & B5 (Solar Plexus & Crown Chakra)
Weight 9 ½ oz. (271g). 13 x 5.5 cm (approx. 5 ¼ x 2 ¼ inches)
This is a rare and extremely pretty miniature Jambati singing bowl with an excellent mid octave E struck note and B5 when played around the rim with a wooden ringer.
This fabulous little bowl has been superbly forged and finely decorated. Its walls and rim are of an even thickness, and finely hammered to create an attractive surface finish. The interior of the bowl has multiple concentric circles at its centre and a double band around the middle. The flat surface of the rim has 3 deliberate and equally placed cuts to one side, the purpose of which is unknown, but they miss the playing edge and do not affect the sound. There are 3 incised decorative lines forming a collar below the outer rim, and an interesting band of triangular digs or gashes that I believe served some ritual purpose. Similar gashes are occasionally found on older Thadobati and Manipuri singing bowls but rarely, if ever, on Jambati.
This bowl is in excellent structural condition and is virtually free of stains and blemishes.
A beautiful little bowl, and one of a kind!
A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion and a teak and suede ringer are included in the price.
Listen: (2 struck notes and 2 played notes)