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Ethiopian Prayer Beads Silver Old Mala Africa 26 Inch

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Title Ethiopian Prayer Beads Silver Old Mala Africa 26 Inch
Type of Object Silver (unknown metal content), resin or plastic
Made In Ethiopia
Traded In Africa
Approximate Age 20th century
Overall Condition Good. 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.
Damage/Repair Tarnishing.
Bead Size 8-9 mm diameter. See picture with penny for size comparison (US penny is 19 mm diameter)6
Strand Length 26 inches (includes string/raffia). 2.5 x .75 inch pendant

Picture is an example. Yours will be similar.

Additional information: For more information, please see our comprehensive guide to African-made beads, African Beads: Jewels of a Continent, hardcover, 216 pages, 163 color photographs, available from Africa Direct.