Hand-forged bell made by the artisan bell makers of the Kachchh desert.
Steel, finished with a brass-copper patina, approximately 9" x 6".
Forged with simple hand tools. Fired in a kiln. Individually tuned until the bell maker is satisfied that the tone is clear and true. Each bell is different.
A rustic amalgam finish of copper and brass is added during the final stage of bell making. The bell is coated in a mixture of powdered metal and flux and then wrapped in a clay envelope and fired in a small kiln. This process results in a naturally uneven patina which defines the character of the bell.