- At the beginning of the 20th century, an important center for the production and distribution of shepherd's bells was the village of Jels~ava, which is in the Gemer region of central Slovakia. Bell founders delivered bells of different shapes and sizes to Hungary, Romania, Russia, Bohemia, Germany, Austria, Italy, the former Yugoslavia, and Bulgaria.
Individual traders traveled as far as Turkey, where they worked in locksmith workshops and became familiar with the kinds of bells required in that country. The traders' stays in these places gave them important business contacts and market information, which they used after they returned home.(30)
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