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Antique Manipuri Singing Bowl 5 1/8″, 17th C, D tone, #15653

$ 552.50

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  • Circa: 17th Century
  • Type: "Manipuri"
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Hand-forged, Master-quality® Tibetan Singing Bowl: 5 1/8″ Diameter; XX-Thick; Fundamental tone: D 289 Hz.; Rim tone: G 804 Hz. (concert pitch); mixed-alloy bronze.

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Hand-forged, Master-quality® Tibetan Singing Bowl: 5 1/8″ Diameter; XX-Thick; Fundamental tone: D 289 Hz.; Rim tone: G 804 Hz. (concert pitch); mixed-alloy bronze.

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Description

Hand-forged, Master-quality® Antique Manipuri Singing Bowl:

  • 5 1/8″ Diameter;
  • XX-Thick;
  • Fundamental tone: D 289 Hz.;
  • Rim tone: G 804 Hz.;
  • Mixed-alloy bronze;
  • Circa 17th Century;
  • Type: “Manipuri”;
  • Note: This bowl has two distinguishing features: 1.) The cinched upper wall and cantilevered lip. Most Manipuri have a uniform curved upper wall to the lip. 2.) The distinctive, double line pattern incised mid-wall and upper wall. Manipuri traditionally have one multiple-line pattern upper wall.

 

 

About the Sound Sample

First, we strike this bowl on its upper outside edge with a 25mm short-handled wool-padded mallet. Next, we play the rim tone with the leather end of the same 25mm leather-padded mallet. Lastly, we isolate the fundamental tone with the same 25mm leather-padded mallet.

 

 

Bowl Type: “Manipuri”

Called Manipuri throughout the Himalayas. Said to come from the Manipur region (in the eastern Himalayas near Nagaland), but this shape is also typically Tibetan as well. Their walls are lower in ratio to the diameter, with a gradually sloping base. This type of singing bowl is thick to extra-thick, often with a triangulated lip, and sometimes decorated with tooled or engraved sacred geometric patterns such as the circle and dot motif. Typically they range from approximately 4 inches up to a little over 10 inches, although they are now rare in these larger sizes. Tones, likewise, range from the second to the fifth octaves.

 

 

Package Includes:

  • 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 25mm Himalayan hardwood short-handled wool-padded mallet and a 25mm 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® antique Manipuri 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, ease of playing, sound volume, and long sustain.

 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: All packages are insured and trackable via the Internet for your protection. The buyer is responsible for all duties and taxes.

NOTE: We require a signature for all orders valued over $500.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 9 × 9 in