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Go up to the albums list Album 3. Bells for animals (26 images, size 4.46 MB)
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Type of Object: Goat bell
Ethnic Group: Maasai
Country of Origin: Kenya
Materials: Wood, animal skin, strings
Approximate Age: mid 20th century
Dimensions: 8.5 inches x 5.5 inches 
- Acquired:	Acquisition by E_mail.
This is a carved wooden cattle bell with wooden clapper and beautiful brown-dark patina. Cattle are at the foundation of the Maasai way of life. A man's wealth is measured by his cattle and his wives. The morran, the endlessly admired young warriors, take care of the cattle. The sides of the Ngorongoro crater are dotted with Maasai morran in their bright red plaid blankets, taking their cattle down the hillside.
1. Maasai wooden cow bell
10. Name:		Wooden bull bell
- Description: 	Wooden bell for bulls with one clapper and two handles. 
- Bells H:		13,5 cm; 5,315 inches;
- Up size:		11,0 cm; 4,331inches;
- base size:		23,0 cm; 9,055 inches;
- max. widht:		8,0 cm; 3,150 inches;
- base widht:		4,8 cm; 1,890 inches;

- Country of origin: 	India
- Acquired:		Acquisition.
2. India - Wooden bull bell
HAND CARVED Teak Wood Elephant Bell, external clangors.

This is an Authentic LARGER Hand Carved Teak Wood Elephant Bell. 
Larger bells such as this were hung about the Elephant's necks so the Mahouts could more easily locate their animals while they are out feeding in the jungles. This Unique Bell was HAND MADE by the Mahout (elephant handler and owner). There are two long wooden clangors one on each side of the middle section that creates the Unique Sounds as it swings back and forth with the Swaying Movement of these Gentle Giants. 
These same type bells are also placed on some of the larger Water Buffaloes.

This intriguing Bell measures approx. 6" high and 5 1/2" wide including the side clangors.
3. Indochina Elephant bell
Ţăcăraie
Sheep bell with external clappers
4. Wood sheep bell
- Name:		Double bell for cattle
- Description:	Double bronze bell, The clapper is another small bronze bell. Both have elipse design.
External bell:
- Total high:	14,0 cm; 5,512 inches;
- Hanger:	2,0 cm; 0,787 inches;
- Bell H:	 12,0 cm; 4,724 inches;
- base big diameter:	10,0 cm; 3,937 inches;
- base small diameter:	8,5 cm; 3,346 inches;

Clapper bell:
- Total high:	4,6 cm; 1,811 inches;
- Hanger:	1,3 cm; 0,512 inches;
- Bell H:	3,3 cm; 1,299 inches;
- base big diameter:	3,8 cm; 1,496 inches;
- base small diameter:	3,2 cm; 1,260 inches;

- Country of origin: Russia
- Acquired:	Acquisition
5. Double bell for cattle
Ancient horse bell with geometric decorations

clopot de bronz cu relief geometric.
Dar primit de la Familia Dumitru Stoichit din Rucar, Brasov care mi-au fost exceptionale gazde.
6. Horse bell
1. Name:	Bell for cattle
- Description: 	Very old iron bell with clapper. It have a very interesting  hanging system. It looks to have more than 350 years as the formaer owner declared.
- Total H:		21,0 cm;  inches;
- Bells H:		11,5 cm; inches;
- Up size:		16,2 cm; inches;
- base size:		7,6 cm; inches;
- max. widht:		6,5 cm; inches;
- base widht:		6,8 cm; inches;

- Country of origin: 	Romania.
- Acquired:		Acquisition.
7. Iron bell for cattle
- Name:		Donky bells
- Description:	6 bells on a leather cord. The set belonged to a donky who carryed baggages to a chalet in Romanians Mountains Fagaras, at 2,000 m altitude, durind more than 100 years. The set succesive adorned 14 Donkyes one after other, as an unique sign of recognition.

- Country of origin: Romania
- Acquired:	Acquisition
8. Donky bells
Clopot de bronz din Albania cu limba imaginand un alt clopotel.
Cadou de la Dr. Florin Popovici.
9. Ram bronze bell
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