Metal chimes are made from flat sheets/pieces of scrap metal and created by using basic hand tools and machinery. Metal work is a craft practiced in Behat in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India.
t h e s t o r y
Each metal chime is madefrom pieces of scrap metal by a group of metal artisans with Mira Fair Trade in Behat, India in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.
Growing up in India, the founder of Mira Fair Trade, Meera, always enjoyed shopping at places where she could buy directly from the producer - a personal interaction that she missed in the big shopping malls of the U.S. The artisans she met shared stories of their lives, and their skills fascinated her. Unfortunately, without the education or resources to help them, the artisans often had little to no control over their products or wages and they were often paid only $1 a day for their work. Meera quickly realized that her purchasing power made a big difference in the artisans’ lives.
s p e c s
Size: 35" l x 5" w.
Material: reused metal; it is soldered together for strength and durability and coated in protective color layer.
Care: The chime be used both indoor and outdoor; it also can be sprayed with a clear coat to preserve color and longevity.