3 1/2" Copper Bell with Leather Hanger
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Meet our gorgeous copper bells! What to know how they're made? These handmade bells are each shaped by hammering strips of recycled metal into a hollow, dome-like crown. Next, artisans bend and attach a metal strip so the bell can be hung and dip it in a solution of earth and water. They cover the wet bell with a mixture of powdered brass and copper and wrap it in a pancake of local clay and cotton and placed in a kiln to bake. Each bell is buffed and polished to accentuate its unique metallic sheen. A ringer, made of a dense wood called sheesham, is attached inside the bell, converting the hollow metal object into a music maker!
- Heritage Handcraft
- Bell measures 3 1/2", total length measures 14"
- Leather hanger and copper bell
- Handmade in India
ORIGIN: Originally, these copper bells were used for cattle within pastoral communities in the Kutch region of India. Farmers would sit with the bell makers describing the sound that their cattle recognize. The bell makers set the sound and tone till his client felt convinced of the sound. The bells came at a very high price and carry a life-time warranty. If there is any change in sound or the shining fades, then the copper bell artisans refurbish it free of cost. Almost all the live-stock was adorned with their bells thus providing a very good market.
WHY BUY: These bells are pitch perfect and can adorn any garden or porch with a bit of color and sound. They also make a wonderful housewarming or any occasion gift!