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Desert Bells

Regular price $11.00 USD
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These bells are made by Janmamad Luhar in the Kutchchi desert region of western India. Janmamad employs an ancient technique of bell-making, passed on to him through generations. The bells are formed from sheets of recycled steel. They are beaten into shape by hand, then dipped in copper. Women make a dough that they pat around the bells; the bells are then buried under the hot desert sand in a kiln. The heat anneals the metals, welding them into bronze, giving each piece its unique patina. After firing, each bell is individually hand-tuned by Janmamad Luhar. This is what truly makes each of these pieces unique!

These bells come in ten different sizes. Approximate heights of the bells: Size 0 = 1.35" Size 2 = 2.25" Size 3 = 2.45" Size 4 = 3" Size 6 = 4" Size 7 = 4.75" Size 8 = 5.25" Size 10 = 6.25" Size 12 = 9" Size 13 = 12"

The price is for ONE bell. The photograph of the bells together is to show the size differences between them. Made in Gujerat, India.

Care information

Change the water every 2-3 days and utilize flower food. Trim the bottom of the stems at least once per week. Keep out of direct sunlight. For an even longer life, you can place the arrangement in your refrigerator at night.