Antique Jambati Singing Bowl. Note F#3 (181Hz) Heart Chakra
Weight 1 lb 15 ¼ oz. (0.88 kilos). Size 21 x 10.5 cm (approx. 8 ¼ x 4 ½ inches)
This is an exceptionally beautiful antique Jambati singing bowl in a sought-after size and weight…light enough to be held and played for an extended period without tiring, yet large enough to produce a beautifully low 3rd octave note, an excellent F# (181Hz) when struck or played around the rim with a suede ringer.
The rim note changes to a 5th octave C# (566Hz) if a wooden ringer is employed. A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion and a double-ended teak and suede ringer are included in the price.
The condition of this bowl is outstanding, clean and virtually free of blemishes, save for a pressure mark high up on the inside rim. Its extremely fine walls account for its light weight to size ratio, and they have been worn smooth with use over the years. It has a nice triangulated lip and there are several incised bands forming a decorative band below the outer rim, with a boldly engraved inscription set between them. Inscriptions always add interest and value to an old bowl. Inside the bowl is smooth and plain but there is faint evidence of there once being a circle at its centre.
A fabulous small Jambati bowl that I highly recommend!
Listen: (2 struck notes and 2 played notes, suede then wood ringers)