Our brass bells are created by a family of master metal workers in southern Ghana using the ancient art form of lost wax casting. This type of metal working has been passed down over multiple generations, starting with the maker’s great-great grandfather, who was a jewelry craftsman for the Ashanti Chief. Today the family business uses the ancient technique to create detailed pieces using locally recycled brass.
To create the bell, artisans use beeswax to make a model. They then cover the model to make a protective mold and place it in a pot over a fire so that the beeswax inside will melt. What’s left behind is an empty cast of the item, in which the artisan pours melted recycled brass. Once the brass has cooled and hardened, the mold can be cracked to reveal the bell’s shape.
These bells were modeled after the traditionally circular, thatch-roofed mud huts native to the Ashanti people of Ghana. While the style of architecture was commonly used in history, some of these structures still exist today.
Our brass bells are a sweet and stylish addition to your shelf, coffee table or bar cart. Every purchase directly supports our artisan partners in Ghana, who sustainably source their materials and handcraft each item to support their family business.
This figure measures 3”H x 1.5”W. Made of recycled and locally sourced brass.
Each bell has been individually crafted by hand and no two are exactly alike. Please Contact Us if you have any specific needs or questions.
Wipe clean with a damp cloth. Avoid harsh cleaners or chemicals. Please handle with care.