Christines Bird Bell Totas - Large
Each bird has a small bell attached to the front and back and also has sequins hand-sewn onto the sides. The birds are threaded onto a string, with small coloured beads separating each one. The birds are approximately 30 x 20 mm in size. There is also a small bell at the bottom.
Length – 30 Birds
Each bell tota is approximately 100 cm long and made up of 30 lovely little birds. These are delightful objects and make an ideal door hanging. They are traditional in Indian households when welcoming guests.
Please note, these are not a toy and contain small pieces so are unsuitable for children.
You are only buying 1 string of little birdies.
Due to the handmade nature of these products colours and designs will slightly vary but loveliness comes as standard.
Our Bell totas are handmade by the Barefoot College, an inspirational non-government organisation making a great difference to communities in Rajasthan, India.
Since 1972 the Barefoot College has been providing basic services and solutions to problems in rural communities, with the objective of making them self-sufficient and sustainable. These ‘Barefoot solutions’ can be broadly categorised into solar energy, water, education, health care, rural handicrafts, people’s action, communication, women’s empowerment and wasteland development. We have seen for ourselves the incredible work the college is doing and are truly inspired by it.
The products themselves are made from rags left over from the garment industry.
You can buy these products safe in the knowledge that you are directly helping the people who have made them.