Crafts 24 km)
This village has retained its traditional crafts of pottery
and bell making into the modern age. The only bell foundry in
Lebanon, the craftsmen here cast the half-ton bronze bells in
a single mold. The bells are usually made for Lebanon's
Christian churches, who order them to a specific pitch.
Pottery workshops, which are open only
during the summer months, turn out a selection of pottery ware
including the huge storage jars that are traditionally used
for olive oil, preserved meat or arak.