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Desert Bells | 3"

These bells are made by Janmamad Luhar in the Kutchch 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!

  • Approx. 3"H
  • The photograph of the bells together is to show the size differences between them.
  • Made in Gujerat, India.