The 35-Inch Woven Hat Bamboo Wind Chime is made from natural material and has an organic-inspired style that will look beautiful in any outdoor setting. This elegant chime features hand-tuned, hand-carved bamboo tubes that hang from a 7-inch diameter "hat" made from hand-woven palm leaf. The hat is a replica of those worn by farmers throughout Southeast Asia. This chime is handmade in Bali and features a variety of tube lengths; each is repeatedly whittled and tapped to make the mellow, resonant sound typical of bamboo chimes. The tubes are varnished for outdoor protection, but it is best to bring them indoors in severe winter weather. 35 inches in length.
About Asli Arts
Inspired by the talents of the people of Southeast Asia, Asli Arts is a premier name in production of high quality, organic-inspired items for the home and garden. Known for everything from wind chimes to door curtains, Asli Arts is committed to offering beautiful pieces that are made from sustainable and recyclable materials like bamboo, coconut, shells, and marble. Their product line includes items made by craftsmen in Vietnam and Bali and is based around the concept of providing meaningful work to hundreds of skilled craftspeople in countries where earning a living can be a daily challenge.
How to Care for your Bamboo Wind Chime
Handcrafted by artisans in Bali and Vietnam, Woodstock Asli Arts bamboo wind chimes are maked using the highest quality bamboo, coconut shell, and sustainable wood. The bamboo is harvested only during the best time of year, and properly dried before the chimes are made to reduce the risk of cracks. When hung outside, these bamboo chimes offer a 3-4 year lifespan if cared for properly.
Follow these guidelines to get the most out of your wind chime:
- Keep out of direct sunlight. The shade provided from a porch overhang or shady tree offers the perfect amount of protection.
- Apply a coat of varnish every spring for added protection against sun and rain.
- Bring chimes in for the winter or during extreme rain and windstorms.
- Using a damp cloth, occasionally wipe down to prevent mold or pollen build-up.
Because bamboo is sensitive to humidity and sudden temperature changes, your bamboo wind chimes may develop hairline cracks when adapting to climate changes. This is a normal occurrence and they rarely develop into larger cracks. Hairline cracks will not affect the sound of your wind chime.