Master-quality® Tibetan Singing Bowl:
- 7 1/2″ Diameter
- Fundamental tone: E -6 Hz.;
- Rim tone: A# 932 Hz. (concert pitch);
- Hand-forged, mixed-alloy bronze;
- Circa 18th Century;
- Bowl type: “Void”
About the Sound Sample
First you will hear the bowl struck on its upper outside edge with the included Himalayan hardwood Tibetan-wool padded mallet. Next you’ll hear the rim tone of the bowl being played around the outside rim with the wooden end of the 30mm leather-padded mallet. Lastly you’ll hear the fundamental tone of the bowl being played around the upper outside wall with the same 30mm leather-padded mallet.
An enigmatic, premium quality bowl with geometric design patterns and construction which were made with remarkable consistency from the 15th through the 19th centuries. They feature a ribbon of dots surrounded by small circles on the exterior wall under the lip. This was an ancient, sacred geometric symbol. It was first seen in astrology as the Sun sign. It represented “the one becoming aware of his or her source”. In Himalayan, or Tibetan Buddhist context, we believe this symbol represented recognition of the Void — known in Buddhism as the Doctrine of Dependent Origination. Each individual is inseparable from the All. The dot is the contracted circle; the circle is the expanded don: as above, so below.
A pattern of concentric circles frame the ribbon, and also appear half way down the exterior wall. Another set of concentric circles orbit out from a small circle in the center of the basin. The patterns of concentric circles represented the infinite expansion of vibrations in the Universe. These markings actually depicted the function of the singing bowls: showing wave patterns emanating outward, they remind seekers throughout time that the vibrations of our thought, words and deeds resonate infinitely out into the Universe.
All Voids have a “pie-lip” construction, a primitive technique we first observed in 10th century bowl construction. In the forging process, the metal was folded over and the excess rim trimmed off, rather than simply being sheared off at the top.
Double-blues are the “Stradivarius” of Tibetan singing bowls– the best of the best! Of the five criteria for Master-quality, Double-blues surpass the rest of the collection in multiple criteria. Their sublime tones form palpable matrices in the air, and linger significantly longer than most singing bowls. The implications of a longer sustain in a healing or meditation context is key, because of the increased “mileage” you get from every strike or rim tone. Also important is the characteristically deeper penetration potential of these powerful pieces. Their quality falls in the top half of the percentage of our collection.
- Certificate of Authenticity hand-signed by Shakti.
- Tibetan silk-brocade Singing Bowl Cushion (shown above) in your choice of Tibetan Red, Royal Blue, or Plum. Please note your preference in the comments section on checkout.
- 2-piece Professional Mallet Set (a 30mm Himalayan hardwood wool-padded and leather-padded mallet).
- Tips and Information Brochure: historical information, general metallurgical analysis, how to hold the mallet, playing around the rim, and advanced techniques.
You will receive the exact bowl you see and hear.
This Master-quality® singing bowl is amongst the finest caliber of singing bowls available in the world. Master-quality® means that these bowls have passed stringent tests for authentic antiquity, harmonic balance of sound, smoothness and ease of playing, sound volume and long sustain.
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