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Islamic "Hajj" Trade Beads Pilgrims to Mecca Red African

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Title Islamic "Hajj" Trade Beads Pilgrims to Mecca Red African
Type of Object Glass
People Tibetan
Made In Czech Republic/former Czechoslovakia
Traded In Africa, Middle East
Approximate Age 20th century
Overall Condition Fair to 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 Darkening and general wear.
Bead Size 2-34mm dia. See picture with penny for size comparison.
Strand Length 26 inches (includes string/raffia)
Brand Unbranded
Style Beaded
Type Necklace

Picture is an example. Yours will be similar. You are purchasing one per order.

Hajj beads are worn by Muslims who have made the pilgrimage to Mecca. These are made from a gorgeous crimson glass.

Additional information: Arabic writing and symbols on gorgeous clear glass. These beads are made in the Czech Republic (former Czechoslovakia) especially for pilgrims to Mecca. Only those who have made the journey (the hajj) are entitled to wear them, but the beads sometimes find their way into traders' pouches and are sold to non-pilgrims.