Antique Bell-Shaped Tibetan Singing Bowl. Bb3 Note (Crown Chakra)
Weight 2 lb 5 ¾ oz (1.07 kilos). 19 x 9.5 cm (approx. 7 ½ x 3 ¾ inches)
This is a large bell-shaped Thadobati Singing Bowl of a type rarely seen these days (circa 18th Century) with very thick and slightly splayed walls. The characteristic sloping lip is grooved, and it has a small circle at its centre, but any other decorative features it may have possessed have been worn away with the passage of time. This old bowl is very nice to hold and play. Its condition is excellent, it has a great colour, and the look and feel of antiquity.
This bowl has one of the best fundamental notes we have heard in a long time…a wonderful pure and pulsating third octave Bb that is almost perfect concert pitch when struck with a padded mallet. It also has an incredible sustain that just goes on and on. The rim note is the same if played with a suede ringer, but changes to an Eb6 if a wooden one is used. Both notes will play together if you start with the suede and then switch to wood.
A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion, a padded striker and a teak and suede ringer are all included in the price.
This bowl has the lot – antiquity, good condition, great looks, ease of play, and a wonderful voice!
Listen: (1 struck note and 2 played notes)