Donkey or Mule For Ceremony. Ornate With 9 Brass Bell Strap Buckle. Note: Only the leather has been replaced by being very decayed, all bells and buckle are vintage original.Total Long: 91,5 cm (36 Inches). Portugals southern region of Alentejo was distinguished, by United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), for chocalhos the ancestral manufacture of cowbells listed today as Intangible Heritage of Humanity by the organization. The bells are made throughout mainland Portugal and on the islands, wherever animals are grazed.
Today, there are master cowbell makers in just seven places: in northern Portugal, in Bragança; in the centre, in Asseiceira (Tomar municipality) and Ereira (Cartaxo municipality); in the south of the country, in Estremoz, Reguengos de Monsaraz and Alcáçovas on the island of Terceira (Azores), in the hamlet of Grota do Medo (Angra do Heroísmo municipality). Alcáçovas town, in the Viana do Alentejo municipality, is considered the Portuguese capital of chocalho (Bell). The cowbells come in many shapes and sizes and are primarily used by farmers to locate cattle grazing on pastures. The larger bells can reach volumes of up to 100 decibels. PLEASE LOOK MY OTHER ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES TOOLS.The item "Vintage Alcacovas Horse Leather Collar Ornate With 9 Brass Bell Strap Buckle" is in sale since Friday, September 21, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Bells\Metal".
The seller is "liciniogo40" and is located in BARREIRO, Sto. This item can be shipped worldwide.