Large antique singing bowls typically have diameters that range from about 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30cm), with a few rare exceptions reaching 14 inches (36cm) or more. Virtually all the large bowls in this category are handsome Jambati and Ultabati bowls, plus a few exceptionally rare Lingams. They are capable of producing some of the most stunningly beautiful sounds imaginable, with long, low, and sonorous notes ranging from the second to fifth octave, and multiple harmonics. One can bask in the sound and literally feel their immense vibrant energy at a distance. These bowls are often so big and heavy that they become cumbersome to hold for more than a few minutes, and are therefore stationed on a mat or cushion to play. They are frequently struck rather than played around the rim with a ringer, but both bring out the fundamental note and the other subtle harmonics. With a little water inside, some large bowls are capable of producing spectacular fountains when played around the rim. Large antique singing bowls are favoured by healers, sound therapists, workshop facilitators, musicians, shamanic practitioners and private collectors. If I could only have one bowl it would be a large Jambati, Ultabati or Lingam.