Delicate Song Bell Chime

Delicate Song Bell Chime

Rated 4.6 out of 5
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Enjoy the unique chimes from this trio of small, handmade bells.

Details

Measurements: 15.5" x 5"

Materials: Iron and tin bell base, brass and copper powder coating, cotton, wooden beads

*Due to the artisanal nature of this product, color and size may vary.

THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT

Artisan Organization: Matr Boomie

Country: India

Bell making is an ancient Indian craft with enchanting origins. Traditionally used by farmers to identify their livestock, each bell is tuned to produce a distinctive chime. Our bells are made by a Muslim community, where both men and women are involved in creating music from lifeless metal using craftsmanship passed down through generations. Made from recycled tin and iron, artisans in the desert Kutch region manually cut and hammer the metal to hand-shape the bells, then coat them in powdered brass and copper before firing in kilns. Each rustic bell is then tuned to reveal a rich, unique sound like no other bell. Due to the nature of these raw materials, traces of lead may sometimes be present.

Due to consecutive droughts over the years, cattle breeders could no longer buy bells on a regular basis and the demand for traditional bell making was on the verge of dying. With the help of fair trade and mission-based organizations, however, at least 1,000 village artisans are repositioning this art form and earning sustainable livelihoods by selling the bells internationally. Most artisans work from their homes on local or homemade furnaces. Conscious customers, fair trade practices and a new international platform now provide disadvantaged artisans with economic stability and a respectable social standing. Watch the video for more on the various phases involved in making bells at artisan Abdul’s workshop.

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Beautiful, beautiful bells!

These bells are a luscious color and have a great tone! We haven’t hung them outside yet due to the snow but they will be a wonderful addition in the spring.

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LOVE

I have the smaller, longer version, love the delicate sound

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Beautiful sounds

Beautiful sound

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Beautiful

Love it. Well crafted and sounds nice

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