Antique Tibetan Singing & Talking Bowl. D & G Notes (Sacral & Throat Chakras)
Weight 1 lb 14 oz (853g). 18 x 9 cm (approx. 7 ¼ x 3 ½ inches)
This is a rather nice high-walled antique Thadobati singing bowl and talking bowl. It’s not quite double thick but the walls are certainly thicker than usual, and it has an excellent grooved lip. This bowl has seen quite a lot of use, as the inside and outside are perfectly smooth, and the decorative banding below the rim, around the belly, and at the foot of the bowl are now faint in places. However, this is a good quality bowl that is in excellent condition for its age and virtually free of blemishes. Unusually, there are two concentric circles on the bottom of the bowl, of the kind more commonly found inside.
This old bowl has an excellent singing voice. The fundamental note is a mid octave D whether struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer. If a wooden ringer is used the rim note, or second harmonic, becomes a powerful and penetrating fifth octave G sharp. The note begins as D4 followed by a C4 harmonic and finally builds to a pure G sharp.
With a little water inside this bowl is a very good talker, and it also has some fountain capability.
A brocade bowl cushion and a double-ended teak and suede ringer are included in the price.
Listen (1 struck note and 2 played notes with suede and wood ringers)