Antique Tibetan Thadobati Singing Bowl. E Note (Solar Plexus Chakra)
Weight 1 lb 0 ¾ oz (473g). 12.5 x 5.5 cm (approx. 5 x 2 ¼ inches)
This small antique Thadobati singing bowl probably dates from the 18th century and is exceptionally heavy for its size, with walls that are twice as thick as usual.
It has been very well forged and has a grooved lip and a band of decorative mala beads or sun motifs (punched dots within circles) encircling the outer rim. There are concentric circles at its centre and incised lines at intervals around the outside. Most of these decorative elements have been worn smooth in places over the years, but are still quite in evidence. This bowl has bags of character and is in excellent condition for its age.
The fundamental note is a high fifth octave E whether struck or played around the rim with a wooden ringer. This lovely old bowl looks good, feels good, and sounds good!
A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion and double-ended teak and suede ringer are included in the price.
Listen: (1 struck note and 1 played note)