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1. Antique bells (39 pictures, 19.11 MB, last modified 2012-10-13, 02:04:30)
Very old bells representing all major antique cultures of our past. bells casted starting from XXVII,th century B.C. to XX,th century a.D.
2. Clay & Stone bells (35 pictures, 7.18 MB, last modified 2011-09-29, 18:37:29)
(Clopote de piatra si argila) Clay and stone bells, the first of all the bells, 20-30.000 years ago.
3. Shaman's bells (8 pictures, 1.91 MB, last modified 2010-04-20, 10:03:53)
bells representing old religious traditions In Mongolia and much of Siberia there are two forms of shaman, the white and the black. This is nothing to do with good or evil, it simply differentiates the different roles each type take in ceremonies and shamanic practice. The bell started it's life as a Buddhist bell, which many shamans bells are, but during it's history the vajra top of the bell has been removed an a metal loop added, to which part of an offering scarf (khadak) has been tied to form a loop for the shaman to put around their wrist while it is being played. This bell does not currently have a clapper, but the hole underneath the bell to fix one, is still there, and it would be a very easy job to tie a new clapper on. The easiest way to do this would be to tie a small nut (from a nut and bolt) or some other small piece of metal on a cord. It would take a matter of moments to do. The bell is a beautiful example of an old shamans bell and would be perfect for shamanic practice
4. Bells for animals (23 pictures, 2.98 MB, last modified 2015-01-18, 18:38:09)
(clopote pentru animale si talangi) Contine fotografii ale unor talangi si clopote pentru animalele domestice din Asia, Africa, Europa, USA si Romania.
5. Spherical bells (Crotals) (25 pictures, 7.00 MB, last modified 2009-06-29, 17:41:19)
Contine fotografii de zurgalai de pe toate continentele si din toate timpurile.
6. Zoomorphic bells (25 pictures, 8.40 MB, last modified 2013-04-17, 11:18:23)
Bells and Feng Shui bells associated with animals.
7. Handle bells (28 pictures, 6.67 MB, last modified 2009-06-29, 17:42:27)
Clopotei cu maner din toate timpurile si de pe toate meridianele
8. Religious bells (16 pictures, 5.02 MB, last modified 2009-06-29, 15:58:35)
bronze casted bells for religious services
9. Decorative bells (40 pictures, 11.75 MB, last modified 2009-06-29, 17:48:58)
(Clopotei decorativi)
91.Feng Shui bells (26 pictures, 3.27 MB, last modified 2009-06-29, 17:59:22)
bells from Asia
912. Various bells (30 pictures, 5.31 MB, last modified 2009-06-29, 18:00:47)
Various kind of bells
913. Silvered bells (20 pictures, 5.21 MB, last modified 2010-02-01, 21:46:23)
silver bells
914. Coin and stamps about bells (34 pictures, 6.24 MB, last modified 2015-11-17, 13:38:40)
a small collection of coins having inserted various bells.
A world of bells (18 pictures, 2.83 MB, last modified 2009-06-29, 17:59:55)
Fotografii de ansamblu cu cele peste 200 de clopote, clopotei, talangi si zurgalai din toate timpurile si de pe toate meridianele. Aceasta colectie se vrea una tematica, reunind tipologii legate de evolutia mondiala si dezvoltarea acestora. Un istoric al clopotelor, va fi prezentat in Trilogia "PROIECTUL UNEI LIMBI UNIVERSALE" - singura lucrare tematica enciclopedica aflata in pregatire pentru tipar. Aceasta lucrare poate fi citita la http://www.poezii.biz/poezii.php?author=4597
Bedouin jewels with bells (10 pictures, 1.75 MB, last modified 2015-02-07, 11:06:17)
The very essence of the Bedouin culture is understood through its impermanence – with constant movement across the sands of both time and space. Bedouin arts and crafts frequently bridge the gap between aesthetic and utilitarian purposes. Traditional Arts of the Bedouin reveals the Bedouin to be artists with a legacy of incredible work, not widely known outside their own cultures. The featured jewelry shows each artist’s use of obscure techniques, such as crenellation, to produce intricate pieces.
BELLS EXIBITIONS (7 pictures, 2.43 MB, last modified 2008-12-15, 20:24:55)
Bells Exibitions in Romania during time
Bells History (11 pictures, 921.25 KB, last modified 2015-02-02, 21:19:43)
This album is dedicated to temporary posting of excerpts and photographs about the history of bells from different cultures. This post is about: Bronze Bells from Burma, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia Temple bells donated to the Sangha (order of monks) are held in high esteem. They are sounded three times at the conclusion of personal devotions as an invitation to all sentient beings to share the merit accumulated by their spiritual practices. Onlookers may respond with the congratulatory refrain- thadu, thadu, thadu- well done, well done, well done. The smaller temple bells with clappers are often found suspended on the eves of pavilions around temples and are said to attract the attention of the deva of the Tavatimsa Heaven. The gentle tinkling ring serves as a reminder of the Buddha’s endless compassion and deep wisdom. Small temple bells are also used to signal various activities to monks and nuns including the time to rise, meditate, chant, eat and rest. pastoral bells worn by cattle or buffalo are called hka-lauk in Burmese. They are normally trapezoidal or semi-circular in shape with closed rings at the top so that the bell can be suspended around the animal’s neck with a cord.The clapper is held in place with wire entering through two small holes made in the upper surface of the bell. They are often decorated with very handsome scrolling or geometric designs on the surface. When travelling, the animals would follow the sound of the bell worn by the lead animal. The sound would also warn travellers of their presence on narrow mountain passes. The bells are also said to scare off predatory animals as well as help farmers locate their animals after being set free to graze. The spherical elephant bells known in Burma as chu are similarly decorated and would help the mahout locate his elephant after being set free to forage in the jungle. Though popularly referred to as elephant bells, we are told by our Burmese friends that these bells were also worn by other animals including ponies and oxen. The rest of pictures are about old Khmer bells.
Books about bells (34 pictures, 9.97 MB, last modified 2009-06-29, 18:03:05)
”Clopotul, limbaj universal” - The only one world history of bells wrote by prof. Ovidiu Oana Parau
MY WORLD OF BELLS MAP (1 picture, 803.24 KB, last modified 2010-07-18, 21:56:42)
the map of my site visitors
The bell of the year 2015 (1 picture, 534.46 KB, last modified 2016-01-03, 15:03:06)
The Kassites - Lorestân bell Lorestân, Lurestaan or Luristan, (Persian Lorestan; Lori Luressu) comprises a province and a historic territory of western Iran amidst the Zagros Mountains. Bronze bell, 24 mm high, 12mm base diameter, cast by ~The Kassites~, an ancient people who spoke neither an Indo-European nor a Semitic language, originated in Lorestan, end of third millenium B.C.

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