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5-8 x 11-14mm bead, 1.5mm stringing hole
These genuine antique prayer beads are a traditional craft from the Arabian Peninsula. Prized for generations, beads such as these are intricately inlaid by master craftsmen to create the unique and beautiful designs that characterize this unique art form. Look carefully and you will see that each silver dot has been individually applied and that no two beads are alike. Commonly referred to as black coral these highly sought-after prayer beads are believed by some to have mystical properties. This unusual piece would be considered a special strand to be used for prayer or meditation. Yemen has historically been a primary source of Black Coral beads like these. Such beads are also found in other parts of the Islamic world including North and East Africa where they have been distributed through the years by merchants and traders. Antique beads such as these have some age and will show signs of wear including imperfections. This unique strand of rondelle-shaped beads has been nicely finished with a traditional end-piece. This strand weighs approximately 116 grams. You will receive the exact strand pictured.
|Bead Size||5-8 x 11-14mm|
|Number of Beads||103 (approximation)|
|Found In||Middle East|
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