These 10-bird bell totas are made by the Barefoot College, an NGO in rural Rajasthan. Developed in 1972, the Barefoot College is a non-government organisation that has been offering basic services and options to problems in rural communities, with the goal of making them self-sufficient and sustainable. These 'Barefoot options' can be broadly categorised into solar power, water, education, healthcare, rural handicrafts, people's action, interaction, ladies's empowerment and wasteland advancement. They are roughly 50cm long and each bird has a small bell connected to the front and back as well as has sequins hand sewn onto the sides. Each bird has been treaded onto a string as well as has small coloured beads separating each bird. There is also a lovely small bell at the bottom. They make an ideal door hanging and are traditional in Indian households when welcoming visitors. These bell totas are not toys; they include small pieces so disagree for children.
Ideal door hanging
Traditional in Indian households used to welcome guests
Products made by the Barefoot College, Rajasthan helping make rural communities successful and sustainable.
Handmade, Fair Trade, Eco Friendly and Fun
You are buying one 'string' of birds