This rain cloud won't ruin your party! The cloud shaped chime is handcrafted from recycled iron that is hand cut to form the details. Handmade by artisans at a family workshop in Behat, India, the metal working craft has been passed down from one generation to the next. They use glass beads to create colorful blue "raindrop" accents and then finished it off with 6 bells. The chime works well as indoor art or an outdoor garden chime. This makes a great ethical gift!
Story Behind the Art:
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 workshop was established in 1976 and employs the artisan family and well-trained artisans from the area.
Due to the handmade nature, slight variations in size, color, shape, pattern, or other characteristics may be evident. Each piece is truly a unique work of art, lovingly crafted by hand.
Meet the Maker : Asha HandicraftsIndia has always been renowned for its rich silk fabrics, woodcarvings and carpets. However, many of these products are produced in conditions of abject poverty... read more