Makers of livestock bells

Livestock bells were typically made by herders who specialised in making this essential item for free-ranging livestock in the Canary Islands. The pyramid-shaped bells were made from sheet metal and had a circular piece of wood, called the clapper, inside them. The wood for the clapper was sourced from local trees known for their hardness and density. Artisans made different types of bells, depending on herders’ requirements and the livestock they were intended for, known as the grillote, grillota, cumplida, llorona, habanera, redonda and vizcaína.


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