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THE BELL AND BOW... A CHRISTMAS THEME. | by magda indigo
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THE BELL AND BOW, sounds like an old english pub!

A small brass bell tied with a red bow.

Bells are also very prominent in the festive season, for some reason. In Victorian times, it was very fashionable to go carol singing with small handbells to play the tune of the carol. Some times there would only be the bells and no singing!!! Handbell ringing is still popular today.

A bell is a simple sound-making device. The bell is a percussion instrument and an idiophone. Its form is usually a hollow, cup-shaped object, which resonates upon being struck. The striking implement can be a tongue suspended within the bell, known as a clapper, a small, free sphere enclosed within the body of the bell or a separate mallet or hammer.

Bells are usually made of cast metal, but small bells can also be made from ceramic or glass. Bells can be of all sizes: from tiny dress accessories to church bells weighing many tons. Historically, many bells were made to commemorate important events or people and have been associated with the concepts of peace and freedom. The study of bells is called campanology.


I wish you a day full of peace and goodness, thanx, M, (*_*)


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Uploaded on December 11, 2011