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Yemeni Yusr Prayer Beads Black Coral Silver Inlay 44 Inch

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Title Yemeni Yusr Prayer Beads Black Coral Silver Inlay 44 Inch
Type of Object We believe it to be made from black coral, but we have no way of testing this. The silver content of the silver dots is unknown.
Made In Yemen
Approximate Age 20th century
Overall Condition Fair to good. Missing inlays and tassel beads are broken. Some of our beads have traveled at least three continents and have graced numerous owners. Small chips, corrosion, and pitting are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.
Bead Size 11 mm diameter. Weight of beads: 135 grams or 4.8 oz. See picture with penny for size comparison.
Strand Length 44 inches


Additional information: Rare and exquisite....called Yusr...See a strand of these on p. 83 of Dubin's THE HISTORY OF BEADS. She describes them as probably having been made in Istanbul during the nineteenth century.