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Beit Chabeb, Matn district

Naffah Naffah is the only bell artisan "in the Arab world". The entire family is known in the region for its know-how. In the year 1700, the Russians introduced the craft of bell casting in Lebanon, and the citizens of Beit Chabeb learnt this technique to avoid importing bells from Europe, which was difficult and costly. It was Youssef Ghobril who made the first bell in Beit Chabeb, and it was then renamed Naffah (useful). This knowledge has been passed on within the family for generations, and Naffah Naffah himself intends to teach it to his sons.