|Title||Ethiopian Prayer Beads Silver Old Mala Africa 26 Inch|
|Type of Object||Silver (unknown metal content), resin or plastic|
|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.|
|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.