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Matr Boomie Metal

Artisan Organization: Matr Boomie

Country: India

Hammered into shape from recycled tin and iron sheets by our artisan Kasim, what was once lifeless metal has been hand-tuned to reveal its own unique tone.

Traditionally used by farmers to identify their livestock, no two bells play the same tune. Each produces its own distinctive chime to connect the farmer to his herd. Unfortunately, many seasons of drought have hit cattle breeders hard, and the art form has been on the verge of dying. But the growth of international sales has kept it alive.