Recycled Iron Rain Cloud Chime, India
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The rain cloud shaped chime is handcrafted from recycled iron that is hand cut to form the details. The glass beads create colorful accents and the piece is finished off with 6 bells. This chime works well as indoor art or an outdoor garden chime.
Handmade by artisans at a family workshop in Behat, India, the metal working craft has been passed down from one generation to the next. The workshop was established in 1976 and employs the artisan family and well-trained artisans from the area.
Materials: Recycled iron and glass.
Dimensions: Approx. 21 inches from top to bottom, 8.5 inches wide.
The workshop buys sheets of scrap metal from dealers who collect it door-to-door. But don’t let that make you doubt the quality of their handicrafts; they ensure the scrap comes from acceptable material and transforms the trash into beautiful art. The artisans specialize in a particular type of finishing known as “Rasai”. This is when a layer of brass is added onto the wrought iron to give the products a rustic and crude appearance.