Antique Jambati Singing Bowl – A2 – Third Eye Chakra
Weight 3.41 kilos (7 lb 8 oz) 12¼ x 6 inches (31 x 15 cm)
This is a fabulous large antique Jambati Singing Bowl with a glorious low A2 voice with a long sustain. The struck note and the rim note are the same beautiful second octave A when a padded striker or suede ringer are employed, but the rim note changes to a lovely middle E (339Hz) if a wooden ringer is used. It ranks among the best sounding Jambati bowls I’ve come across in more than 25 years of collecting!
This bowl is also capable of producing vibrant fountains if played with a little water inside.
This is a superior quality bowl in every respect…beautifully forged and in an excellent state of preservation, clean and free of blemishes. It has a deep full-bodied profile, a level lip, and typical decorative incised bands below the rim. There are 2 pairs of concentric circles on the inside floor, and another a couple of inches below the inner rim.
A unique feature of this bowl is that the smaller pair or circles surround and define an unusual raised or mounded area in its centre, and there is no matching depression in the area immediately beneath the mound (on the underside) as one might expect. I cannot say what the purpose of this subtlety-raised mound is…but it’s tempting to say that its impact on the exquisite sound quality of this bowl is highly significant.
Finally…just look at its wonderful colour and the patina of age and use! A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion, a padded striker, and a teak and suede ringer are all included in the price.
Listen: (2 struck notes and 2 played notes)
Note: As this is an unusually heavy bowl there will be a surcharge to cover the additional cost of shipping and insurance to destinations outside the UK. Overseas buyers will later be invoiced at cost for any shipping and insurance shortfall (estimated to be around $100 to USA and Canada).