Antique Mani Singing Bowl. A5 (Third Eye Chakra)
Weight 3 lb 14 oz. (1.76 kilos). 18 x 9 cm (approx. 7 ¼ x 3 ½ inches)
This is a very large and heavy antique Mani Singing Bowl with a superb fundamental…a powerful fifth octave A with a strong beat. As with all Mani bowls the note is the same whether struck or played around the rim, but unlike some, this bowl is very responsive and easy to play.
In many ways this is the archetypal Mani bowl exhibiting all the characteristics of this bowl type…the flat bottom, walls that narrow toward the rim, and a wide flat inward-facing lip. There are concentric circles at its centre and incised bands below the outer rim and around its bulbous belly.
This bowl is in exceptionally nice condition for its considerable age (18th – 19th century) and is structurally sound…the only slight cosmetic issue being a shallow diagonal cut across the flat of the lip. This has absolutely no impact on the quality of sound that is truly excellent, but I have reduced the price nonetheless, and it will now represent exceedingly good value for such a lovely bowl, especially since it has a rare and virtually perfect concert pitch voice!
A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion and a teak and suede ringer are included in the price.