#8 Desert Bells

#8 Desert Bells

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These bells are made by janmamad luhar in the kutchch desert region of western india. Janmamad luhar 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 mr. Luhar. This is what truly makes each of these pieces unique!

Size 8 = 5.25"

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