provide character and charisma to your outdoor spaces by; Glenn Mast
Garden wind chimes are an excellent way to provide
character and charisma to outdoor spaces. In addition to the general ease of
installation, they can be purchased at low prices, which enable gardeners to
use multiple models. By offering a wide array of materials and styles,
manufacturers cater to a large audience of outdoor enthusiasts and green
thumbs. Wind chimes were initially constructed of the most available resources:
wood, bone, bamboo and stones. As the craft evolved and served different purposes,
other materials were integrated into their fabrication. Metal is currently
popular as the size and thickness can create different melodic tones for
solid tones may be produced by wind chimes made of metal. By adjusting the
position of certain components and the way the materials are stringed, the tune
may alter. The kind metal also affects the tune.
the past, wind chimes were only played in the temples and official ceremonies
in Ancient China. Later, eastern Asian neighbors used this instrument as part
of Feng Shui.
The history of wind chimes dates back roughly 5000 years.
It is of not that they did not start in one area or society but in several
different regions of the world, simultaneously. Just as their birth from
several separate societies spanned a long period of time, the purpose of garden
wind chimes is as varied as its innovators. They have been placed in outdoor
spaces for the purposes of meditation, spiritual dedication, warding off evil
spirits and honoring the voice of the wind, among others.
The oldest models excavated, from a region of south east
Asia, were thought to fend off demons or evil spirits. Artifacts found
elsewhere in the world that date from a similar period, however, seem to
indicate the wind chimes were used to keep birds and predators away from crop
and cattle. The Chinese, sometime around 1100 B.C., began mastering the
production of bells and thus opened the door for the use of bells. Wind bells,
as they were commonly known, became popular for use in the house and on shrines
as a means to fend off unwanted energies. The popularity of wind bells in
houses and shrines translated well to common outdoor spaces. These practices
moved west with the spread of Asian influence in art and design.
the wind passes through the chimes and creates beautiful tunes, it is believed
to bring good health, fortune and prosperity.
Resource: Glenn Mast is a successful business owner of a couple
websites that offer Amish Handcrafted Products. His sites offer products
and information about Amish Made Products & decor for your home,
lawn or garden.