Antique Jambati Singing Bowl. Notes: C3 & G4 (Root & Throat & Chakras)
Weight 1.39 kilos (3 lb 1 oz). Size 23 x 11 (9 x 4 ¼ inches)
It’s rare in the Western World to find an antique singing bowl in its original ‘as found’ condition because the bowl dealers who buy them at source in the Himalayas usually clean them up prior to selling them on. But the fact is that a great many antique bowls are found like this one in a blackened and tarnished condition after decades of misuse or neglect.
This is an opportunity to buy a really superb antique Jambati singing bowl in all its ‘as found’ glory, with its life-story intact!
This medium-size antique Jambati has a fabulous perfect pitch third octave C3 fundamental (130Hz) when struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer. The rim note changes to G4 (385Hz) with a wooden ringer.
It has the classical Jambati form with a sheered lip and decorative bands encircling the outer rim, and there will be circles at its centre, beneath the grime. It is in excellent structural condition, and although it could be cleaned and polished to look like new, I personally like it just as it is!
A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion, padded striker, and a double-ended teak and suede ringer are all included in the price.
Listen: (4 struck notes and 2 played notes, suede ringer then wood)