Desert Bells

Desert Bells

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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! We offer these bells 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.