Antique Singing Bowls


Choose either the high-sided, higher ranging Thadobati bowl or the low-sided, deeper toned Manipuri bowl or get one of each and experience the full soundscape, high and low. As Ryan, our provider and Best Singing Bowls owner, says, "If you purchase more than one bowl we can make sure they play well together." 

High-sided Antique Thadobati Singing Bowl with mat and ringer

Thadobati style singing bowls are now the most common antiques flowing into collectors from rural villages in Nepal and sometimes mountainous India

These singing bowls are selected for their resonance and internal harmonies. They range from 4 to 5 inches across. Thadobati style with their tall straight sides have a larger sweet spot for striking than Manipuri. Their tones are somewhat higher ranging from the 4th to the lower 5th octave.


Low-sided Antique Manipuri Singing Bowl with mat and ringer

Manipuri style is the original Tibetan singing bowl, the most common style brought to India by refugees in the last century. Today these antiques come from villages in Northern India and Nepal.

These singing bowls are also selected for their resonance and internal harmonies. They range from 5 to 6 inches across. Manipuri bowls tend to have complex soundscapes with somewhat deeper tones ranging from the mid 3rd octave to the lower 4th.


Each singing bowl is individually numbered with a sticker showing the style, note and octave. The packing slip will have weight, dimensions, note, octave, frequency in Hz and overtone.

Each bowl comes with a ringing stick, wood on one side and leather on the other for spinning the rim.

The double dorje pattern mats are hand loomed in Kathmandu from wool brought in from the mountians and dyed in small batches. Each one is slightly different, approximately 6 inches square. If red is unavailable, it will be substituted with blue.


All prices are in US dollars

Customers are responsible for any additional duties, customs, and/or sales tax.

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