Antique Bell-Shaped Tibetan Singing Bowl. G Note (Throat Chakra)
Weight 2 lb 2 ¾ oz (985g). 19 x 9 cm (approx. 7 x 3 ½ inches)
This is a large bell-shaped Thadobati Singing Bowl of a type rarely seen these days (circa 18th Century) with very thick, smooth, and slightly splayed walls and a sloping grooved lip. Some of the decorative incised lines below the rim and the concentric circles in the centre have been worn down over the years, but this old bowl is otherwise in excellent and clean condition. It feels smooth and sensual in the hand and is a pleasure to hold and play.
The fundamental note is a superb low 3rd octave G when struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer. the rim note changes to a third octave F sharp if a wooden ringer is used.
A Tibetan brocade bowl cushion and a double-ended teak and suede ringer are included in the price.
Listen: (2 struck notes and 1 played note)