Copper Temple Bells QuintetThe Woodstock Temple Bells were inspired by ancient Chinese bells. Bells have been used for centuries to accompany meditation, to provide comfort and to warn of possible danger. The Chinese were the first to control the pitch of a bell, making it possible to play tunes. Bells were immediately being used to accompany worship. On New Year's Eve the bells in Buddhist temples are rung 108 times, once for each of the 108 worldly desires.
In the Far East bells have become very important and are often decorated with symbols. Tuned bells have been hung in homes and temples to ward off evil and attract good luck and prosperity. These Temple Bells were designed to work in harmony with the wind to create gentle, soothing tones.
Measures 32" in overall length. Five antiqued, copper-plated steel bells and wind catcher, black finished hardwood clappers.