These village wedding bells were brought to us by a Karen man during my assignment in Rangoon, Burma 1987-1990. We were urged to buy them to provide some money for the family where the husband had been killed in the fighting with Government troops.
The bells are rung to call people in the valley to a wedding - or funeral. The two bells are mounted on a bamboo pole and rocked back and forth the whole day.
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