A festive string of 4 hand painted heart-bells with decorative glass bead accents to ring in Christmas and the New Year. Made of sheet metal, rather than being cast, the bells produce a characteristic and evocative sound, reminiscent of Swiss cowbells. Cowbells play an important role in the Swiss ‘Alpabzug’, the annual festival which accompanies bringing the cattle down from the high pastures in late September or October. The ‘Kranzkuh’ of each herd wears a highly decorated harness and bell to celebrate the homecoming.
Size & Additional Information
4 hand painted iron bells
each c.10cm wide
Hang from a c.90cm natural fibre string with decorative glass bead accents; includes hanging loop
Sizes and decoration may vary slightly as each is hand made