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Ethiopian Prayer Beads Copper Color with Tassel Africa

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Title Ethiopian Prayer Beads Copper Color with Tassel Africa
Materials Lightweight metal (unknown metal content), yarn
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 26 inches (including string/raffia)
Pendant Size 4.5-5 inches

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.