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Ethiopian Prayer Beads Silver with Tassel Africa

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Title Ethiopian Prayer Beads Silver with Tassel Africa
Materials Lightweight silver metal (unknown silver content), Tassel
Made In Ethiopa
Traded In Africa
Approximate Age Contemporary
Overall Condition Good
Damage/Repair dents, splits, and general wear
Object Size 8-9 mm diameter. See picture with penny for size comparison.
Necklace Length minimum 30 inches (including string/raffia)
Brand Unbranded
Style Beaded
Type Necklace

Picture is an example, yours will be similar.

Additional information: Islamic prayer beads like this are manufactured by Ethiopian silversmiths and are called musbaha. These are commonly comprised of small hollow and lightweight beads, made from nickel alloy or so-called white metal with a copper wash finish and a yarn tassel attached to an elongated Imam or baluster bead.

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.