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The same beautiful moon as seen in our Cosmic Trio but now available on its own by popular demand!
Enamel art is a craft form done completely by hand. Artisans use bright colors and hand paint the intricate details onto the metal. The chimes themselves are made Behat in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India.
Made from reused metal
Enamel painted by hand
Indoor & outdoor use
Size: 18″ L x 4.5″ W
We recommend spraying with a clear coat to preserve color and longevity if using outdoors.
These metal chimes are made by a single family in the town of Behat in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Male members over the age of 18 in the family such as husbands, uncles, sons and nephews are all part of chime making. They work out of an old, converted house which is now their workshop in the remote village.
The metal chimes start out as flat sheets of scrap metal. Artisans buy the scrap metal in bulk to use for chimes and other metal products. The sheets are measured to the size of each chime and outlined to be cut or stamped into the correct chime design. The men use simple machines and handheld tools to form each chime. Once the chimes are cut and the basic shape is formed, they are washed to remove any rust or dirt and to give the metal a clean surface for the color or paint to stick to. They are painted and sent to be finished.
The wives, daughters, and sisters of the men who create the chimes finish each piece with colorful beads and small bells to give them beautiful sound. This family business is supported by your purchases of their chimes!