These bells are made by an Indian artist in the Kutchchi desert region of western India.
The artist 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. From the smallest, to the largest bell, to every bell in every chime… each bell is hand tuned using an age-old technique! This is what truly makes each of these pieces unique!
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