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Ethiopian Prayer Beads Silver Old Mala Africa 33 Inch

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Title Ethiopian Prayer Beads Silver Old Mala Africa 33 Inch
Type of Object silver (unknown metal content): trader says possibly high silver content
Made In Ethiopia
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 Wear and tarnishing.
Bead Size 5 mm diameter. See picture with penny for size comparison (US penny is 19 mm diameter)6
Strand Length 33 inches (includes string/raffia)

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.