This unusually large and heavy antique Mani Bowl sings a fifth octave F# with a pulsating frequency that ranges between 733Hz and 744Hz. As with all Mani bowls the note is the same whether struck or played around the rim. This is a responsive bowl with a powerful rim note that is easy to play with a wooden ringer. The weight of this Mani bowl is such that you might wish to place it on a cushion when playing for an extended period.
This is a top quality singing bowl that exhibits all the characteristics of the ancient Mani form…a flat bottom, walls that taper toward the rim, and a wide flat inward facing grooved lip. There are well-defined concentric circles at its centre and incised bands below the outer rim and around its bulbous belly.
This bowl is structurally sound and in very nice condition for its considerable age which could be anywhere between 200 and 400 years. It has a matt bronze colour and a surface patina that reflects a lifetime of use. It has considerable physical presence, and the look and feel of great antiquity. A double-ended teak and suede ringer is included in the price.