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Go up to the albums list Album 5. Spherical bells (Crotals) (25 images, size 7.00 MB)
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Viking crotal cast in 10,th or 11,th century a.D.
It was found near to the city of Jelgava. Latvia.
Ancient viking bronze bell

Ancle bells

Bell for cat
An old spherical bell cast in North Romania area - Bucivina.
It is a gift from my brother in June 2013
Bucovina crotal

China - Middle size Tiger bell

Crocodile clip with bells
Vintage Collectible Antique bronze Bell Made In India
The bell is about 2.7" tall and 2.6" in diameter at the bottom.
Has some carving on it that are colored in red and black. 
The paint has began to chip but in my opinion judging by the way this bell is made it's pretty old, aprox. 16,th century
Elephant bell
Fulani population:
LOCATION: From the western part of West Africa (Senegambia) to Chad in the east (some groups reaching as far as the Nile river in the countries of Sudan and Ethiopia); largest concentrations in Nigeria, Senegal, and Guinea

POPULATION: More than 6 million

LANGUAGE: Fulfulde; Arabic; French; English

RELIGION: Islam
The history of the Fulani seems to begin with the Berber people of North Africa around the 8th or 11th century AD. As the Berbers migrated down from North Africa and mixed with the peoples in the Senegal region of West Africa the Fulani people came into existence. Over a thousand year period from AD 900 - 1900, they spread out over most of West Africa and even into some areas of Central Africa. Some groups of Fulani have been found as far as the western borders of Ethiopia. As they migrated eastward they came into contact with different African tribes. As they encountered these other peoples, they conquered the less powerful tribes. Along the way many Fulani completely or partially abandoned their traditional nomadic life in favor of a sedentary existence in towns or on farms among the conquered peoples. The nomadic Fulani continued eastward in search of the best grazing land for their cattle. Their lives revolved around and were dedicated to their herds. The more cattle a man owned, the more respect he was given. Today, some estimate as many as 18 million Fulani people stretch across the countries of West Africa. They remain to be the largest group of nomadic people in the world.

This 8 spherical bells are bronz hand made in a spiral technique.
Its looks very old and according to experts, tha Fula populations use such bells from long, long time.
My bells are from 16,th to 17,th century
Fulani bells

Hair pin - Thailand
Islamic bell from Pakistan, sec. XV-XVI
Islamic medieval bell Pakistan
My daughter's Cora gift, bought from Valencia, Spain
percution instrument
Jingle bell - Spain

Jingle bells - Cehia
Jingle bought by myself during 2012 Madeira Salsa Festival
Jingle bells - Madeira

Liao Dynasty Horse Bells

Ming Dynasty fashion bells
- Name:		My spherical bells
- Description: 	Total 7 pcs.: 
- 3 Assian tiger bells (bronze), 
- 2 Russian spheric bells (! Bronze + ! iron), 
- 2 Romanian bells (bronze).
My spherical bells
- Name:		My Tiger Bells
- Description: 	
- The big bell from Myanmar is type D (without Wang symbol);
- The medium one is from China, type A (with Wang symbol);
- The small is from Thailand, type A (with Wang symbol);
My Tiger bells

Myanmar - Big Tiger bell
5 Old African Brass Bells ~Spiral Pattern~ 
Beautiful  brass bells from Mali, Africa, handmade by Senufo people.
The Senufo are an ethnolinguistic group composed of diverse subgroups of Gur-speaking people living in an area spanning from southern Mali and the extreme western corner of Burkina Faso to Katiola[disambiguation needed] in Ivory Coast. 

Largest bell measures 2" to top of loop, smallest bell measures 1".
Each bell has a nice sound

Approximate age: 14th or early 15th century
Overall condition: Good. Some wear and casting imperfections.  Small chips, corrosion, and pitting are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.
Old Senufo Brass Bells
14-15th c. Ottoman Empire bronze bell.
41mm x 31mm x 30mm. 
Suspension loop is intact and 4.7mm diameter.
Ottoman bell

Romania - spherical bells
clopotel sferic cu decoratii florale.
dimensiune 2,9 mm diametru
origine Rusia
datat: sec. XVI - XVIII
provenienta: achizitie anticariat
Rusia_zurgalau.jpg

Russian spherical bells

Small tiger bell
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