Master-quality® Tibetan Singing Bowl:
- 4 7/8″ Diameter;
- Fundamental tone: D# -10 Hz.;
- Rim tone: A -6 Hz.;
- Hand-forged, mixed-alloy bronze;
- Circa 18th Century;
- Type: “LWTL” (Low-wall-thick-lip)
NOTE: As is common with antique bowls, this bowl has a hairline crack in or around the basin. Some of the best bowls in our collection have them! This minor imperfection in no way affects the sound, sustain or stability of the bowl, This bowl is fully covered under the terms of our satisfaction guarantee.
About the Sound Sample
First you will hear the sound of the bowl struck on its upper outside edge with a 30mm Himalayan hardwood leather-padded mallet. Next you will hear the rim tone of the bowl played around the outside rim with the wooden end of the same 30mm leather-padded mallet.
Bowl Type: “LWTL” (Low-wall-thick-lip)
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.
- 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.
- A Professional 30mm Himalayan hardwood 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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