Ushas Golden Dawn Wind Chime

Ushas Golden Dawn Wind Chime

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Upcycled metal hanging bell chime displays four handcrafted copper bells in a cascading loop setting with sturdy hanging loop.

Details

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

Measurements: 18" x 5.75"

*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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These bells are all unique and beautiful!! I purchased 3 different ones for Christmas gifts

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Interesting sound from a man made material.

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Beautiful wind chime with a lovely tone. This will become part of my "peace porch" on the back deck of our mountain cabin.

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Very well made and makes a beautiful sound. I will be putting it on my screen porch.

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Love this item! The bells are beautifully crafted and they have such a lovely ring.

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