Antique Thadobati Singing Bowl – D5 (Sacral Chakra)
Weight 758g (1 lb 10 ¼ oz) 5½ x 2 ¾ inches (14 x 7 cm)
This is an exceptionally heavy small antique Thadobati Singing Bowl with walls about twice as thick as usual for this size bowl. It would have been very hard to forge. Apart from its weight and thickness it is in every other respect typical of the Thadobati bowl form with its smallish flat bottom and high-sided walls.
This is an old bowl, quite possibly late 18th or early 19th century, and its smooth surfaces and worn-down decorative features bear witness to this. Its grooved lip is now flat, and the sun motifs (punched dot within a circle) that once encircled the outer rim have been reduced to occasional dots. But, make no mistake; this is still a fabulous singing bowl in great structural condition, clean and beautiful! It sings an excellent fifth octave D whether struck with a mallet or played around the rim.
A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion and a teak and suede ringer included in the price.
Listen: (3 struck notes and 1 played note)