The attractive Fair Trade Curved Stem Five Bells Chime is made of 5 metal bells dipped in copper and hung on a curved stem. The copper gives the bells their unique look. They are completely handmade using basic hand tools. Hang one off your front porch and even the neighbors will love the melodic, echoing tones.
The copper bells are made by the Luhar Hussain family. Bell making as a craft is still practiced in the village of Nirona in Bhuj and the Hussain family has been making bells for generations. Both the female and male members of the family participate in bell making. Hussain uses the most basic hand tools to bend metal sheets into cylindrical shapes, dovetailing the edges. His entire family is involved in this bell-making process. While waiting for the handmade furnace to warm, his wife, son and daughter-in-law apply copper and bronze slivers mixed in mud paste on the metal cast of the bell. Hussain then proceeds to bake the mud caked bells in a furnace. Once the bells are removed from the furnace and cleaned, they need to be tuned. Hussain fusses with the bells and keeps tuning them till they make the perfect sound. These bells ring in varying tones for a gentle sound that encourages relaxation. Income from this product help these artisans earn a livelihood.
India Bell Chimes are made through Fair Trade Practices in India. Because they are hand-made, each chime is unique in its design and sound. Pieces are to be enjoyed both indoors and out. If sending a Fair Trade Curved Stem Five Bells Chime to a friend, request free gift wrapping during your check out.
- Materials: copper, mixed metals
- five hand-made & hand-tuned copper bells
- indoor/outdoor use
- Length: 18 inches long, bells 1.5 inches long
- fair trade
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One approximately 18 inches long, Fair Trade Curved Stem Five Bells Chime.