Our Henna Treasure Bell Collection combines handmade, upcycled iron bells with colorful, intricately hand painted detail. Bell making is a traditional artform passed down for generations in the desert Kutch region of India. The hand painted accents are added with precision, a rich expression of age-old Indian design motifs.
Dimensions: 5" W, 6.25" H Llama; 27" L
Due to consecutive droughts over the years, cattle breeders no longer buy bells on a regular basis and the demand for traditional bell making was on the verge of dying. With the help of fair trade and mission-based organizations, at least 1,000 village artisans in the desert Kutch region are repositioning this art form and earning sustainable livelihoods by selling the bells internationally. Most artisans work from their homes on local or homemade furnaces.