This 7.25" Himalayan singing bowl is very unique. Based on the style and wear we are estimating it to be from the 20th century. It plays a B fundamental note in the lower register with an array of beautiful overtones. Bowls of this size and note combination are quite rare. The metal has to be made thinner in order to get such a low note. B bowls are usually in the higher register, so this is a nice find.
Includes appropriate sized mallet shown.
Video: Demonstration of This Bowl
About Our Bowl Rating System
In the world of Himalayan bowls there are many variations. While all of our bowls are suitable for sound practitioners, we have developed a rating system that grades each bowl based on its sound and construction. The sound structure of bowl is a mix of volume, sustain, harmonic spectrum, and modulation. We also consider such nuances as the age of the bowl and aesthetic appeal. With these factors we rate bowls as follows:
- Antique - These types of bowls are no longer made and usually are more than 60 years old. Some are several centuries old. The price of these bowls has continued to rise over the years and these bowls can be considered investments. Their sound structure is usually quite impressive, with pronounced audible overtones.
- Master - Master bowls are modern bowls of the best quality and sound. Many of the newer bowls have sound structures on par with the antique bowls and exhibit incredible craftsmanship. Such bowls are usually comparable in price to Antique bowls.
- Practitioner - Practitioner bowls are bowls that we have found provide an outstanding value while also delivering the excellent sound structure necessary for serious sound practitioners. It takes a very skilled ear to tell the difference between a Practitioner bowl and a Master bowl, but there are differences. A trained ear can often hear a richer number of overtones in Master and Antique bowls along with a more balanced spectrum of harmonics.