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Turkish Prayer Beads Mala Needlewood

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Title Turkish Prayer Beads Mala Needlewood
Type of Object wooden beads prayer mala
Made In Turkey
Approximate Age Contemporary
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 7-8 mm diameter. Please see image with penny for size comparison (US penny is 19 mm diameter).
Strand Length 22 inches

Picture is an example, yours will be similar.

Additional information: For observant Muslims, strands of prayer beads or “malas” are used for meditation. They are useful for counting the repetitions of prayers or chants. They are worn wrapped around the left wrist or around the neck. True tibetan prayer strands have exactly 99 beads.