Thursday, January 21, 2010

Vintage Thursday Thingie: Unusual Cow Bells

I thought I'd share today my pair of cow bells. The ones on the left are Korean...the ones on the right-unknown!

I purchased the Korean cow bells years ago (1972) at an open air market in South Korea.

The other set of bells I bought here in Israel at a small folk art/antique shop. I really don't know where they are from but I wonder if they could be from India. (Anyone have any thoughts...I'd love to hear from you!) A lot of Israeli students take backpacking trips through India (much as I did in South Korea) and I wonder if one of them brought home bells....maybe. The little bells themselves look similar in shape to Indian bells but I've never seen them hung, just loose.

To see more vintage treasures, visit Coloradolady...bet they know more about their treasures than I do about mine!

18 comments:

karenfae said...

interesting that you said a lot of Israeli students back pack through South Korea - why is that? I'm just curious :)
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Miri said...

Karenfae, I guess I was unclear...Israeli students like to go to India - I'm not sure why.

knutsel Rein said...

Love this!

Postcardy said...

Those are very decorative, especially the one with the hear shapes.

Sandra said...

Love your bells! I've got a few animal bells that remind me of wonderful places, must blog about them soon.

LV said...

Those are the neatest little bells. I like them all and enjoyed your sharing their background. Happy to have you visit as well.

Marina said...

oohhh.. i like the bells on the left, I also have a set like the one on the right....

Amanda said...

How unusual! I wonder where the one on the right originated from?

Coloradolady said...

These are so cute! I have never seen any like the Korean bells. Have a great VTT!

KK said...

The bells are really neat. I like them both.

Roslyn said...

I think your bells are Indian Miri I have seen some just like them before.

~~Carol~~ said...

Miri, I feel so stupid! We've bumped into each other here for many Vintage Thingies, and I never knew until now that you live in Israel!
I've seen bells like the ones on the right before, but never any like the ones on the left. How exciting that you've been to South Korea. A whole different world, I'm sure!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Ulla said...

Nice bells! It is interesting that cow bells are obviously used all over the world but they have different shapes in different countries.

Micki said...

Gorgeous vintage items! I love them!
Micki

Mim said...

I love those bells - have no idea where they are from but they are so interesting looking

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Threeundertwo said...

I love both of those! Thanks for sharing them.

Margaret said...

Miri, thanks for visiting my blog and saying the wonderful things you said about my applique! You have inspired me to get my bell collection our of the closet (I have about 200 bells). I hate to polish them, however.
Margaret