I started many years ago to collect bells, little bells, crotals and bells for cattles in the country and abroad, in areas where I had the chance to go over time. Purchased from antiques market or free from friends or colleagues, they were transformed over time in a collection whose profile I directed and restricted by a typological variety, designed to cover a larger number cultural areas in the world, avoiding repetitions and eliminating similarities.
So I have over 400 pieces that could be included in the following categories: - After the material they are made: - wood, clay, stone, iron, bronze, brass, precious metals, glass, crystal; - By age - the oldest is in 18th century BC; - By size - the largest is 33 cm. height and the lowest is 12 mm; - By type / structure: bells with / without clappers, spherical bells, various shape bells; - By origin - every continent except Australia; - By destination - bells of worship, alarm, for pets, protection, garden, boat, shamanistic, decorative, etc..
The collection is presented on the website http://bells.zuavra.net the structure: Ancient Bells Chimes and bells of clay and stone Shaman's Bells Bells for animals Spherical bells (crotals and Tiger bells) Zoomorphic bells Handle bells Bells of worship Decorative bells Feng Shui bells Coins and medals with bells Special bells Silver bells A world of bells (photos of the whole collection) Exhibitions (event's posters that the collection was presented) Books on bells (and science fiction works by title or theme of bells in my collection);