Ultabati Singing Bowls are characterised by their impressive size and resemblance to large, spacious cauldrons. These bowls have distinct features on their external walls, with two different surface finishes. The upper portion, known as the collar, usually extends around 3 or 4 centimeters below the rim and has a smooth texture. In contrast, the rest of the bowl beneath the collar is finely textured with visible hammer markings. Sometimes, this lower surface may be intentionally blackened or mottled to create a visual contrast with the collar, while other times it is left in its natural bronze state. A single incised line often marks the boundary between these two contrasting areas.
The inside of Ultabati Singing Bowls is often finely polished to showcase a beautiful golden hue. Additionally, these bowls may feature several concentric circles incised as decorative elements radiating from the center.
Ultabati bowls are impressive and weighty, measuring over 7 inches in size, and they share similarities with Jambati bowls. These bowls are relatively easy to play and have the capability to produce deep, resonant tones that encompass the lowest two octaves. One remarkable feature of Ultabati bowls is their ability to produce the sacred sound of “OM,” which holds great spiritual significance in Buddhist practices. Additionally, these bowls have the capacity to create fountain-like sound effects, further enhancing their unique and versatile sonic capabilities.
We don’t stock antique versions of this style of bowl, but can make them as a bespoke order like the one you see pictured.
Please note that, depending on availability, bespoke orders can take 2-4 months to create and ship.
Prices are calculated by weight.