Unusual Antique Singing Bowl. C#3 (Root Chakra) Weight 2 lb 9 oz. (1.16 kilos). 24 x 12 cm (approx. 9 ½ x 4 ¾ inches)
A large and very unusual shape antique singing bowl with an interesting and unique quality to its voice! It is very responsive and easy to play.
The fundamental note is a lovely pulsating third octave C# (135Hz) when struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer…the played note being particularly nice. The rim note changes to a forth octave G# (415Hz) if a wooden ringer is used.
This bowl has a wide 9½-inch diameter at the top that tapers down to 7 inches at the bottom before levelling out to a flat bottom. The slightly flared walls are expertly and finely crafted so it is light for its size. The inward-facing rim is also unusual in that it slopes up towards its edge or lip (the highest point). A pair of decorative incised lines define the bowl’s rim, and a single line encircles the outer wall about a third of the way down. There are two large concentric circles on the inside floor of the bowl.
This interesting and unusual bowl is in excellent condition and virtually free of stains and blemishes. A Tibetan double-ended teak and suede ringer is included in the price.
Listen: (2 struck notes and 2 played notes, the last with wood)