Clemens and Roxi from DAN MOI discovered the cute little bell necklace more than 15 years ago at a regional market in the north of Vietnam. Since then, the tinkling necklace has a permanent place in our range.
Worn around the neck, the bell necklace ensures that you always have a softly sounding percussion instrument with you. It's also a real eye-catcher! The colourful enamelled bell also impresses with its enchanting sound.
By the way, a teacher friend of ours even uses the little bell in class and rings it to signal the beginning and end of work phases or to gently remind the group to return to the topic at hand.
Bells have been used as signallers all over the world and for centuries. In churches or temples, for example, they ring to announce the time of the clock or the time of prayer or worship. Before motorisation, bells were attached to carts and horses. The sound was intended to warn other road users and prevent accidents. Even today, farmers still locate their animals on pastures by the gentle tinkling of the bells. And children in particular enjoy the funny sound of carnival or fancy dress costumes, which in German-speaking countries are often decorated with small bells or jingles. For it is the "... bells and jingles that attract fools".
In North India, very similar little jingles, called ghrungrus, are used in the classical Indian dance Karthak. They are stitched on fabrics and worn around the ankles. The dancer uses them to support the rhythm, which plays an important role in this ancient dance form. In Karthak, Hindu or also Islamic stories are told about goddesses or gods - often Krishna, but also about rulers and their actions.
A small bell can be so versatile! One more reason to delight yourself or others with a bell necklace.