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Ethiopian Mala Prayer Beads Silver Old Africa 29 Inch

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Title Ethiopian Mala Prayer Beads Silver Old Africa 29 Inch
Other Names prosser, vaseline
Type of Object silver (unknown metal content), glass
Made In Ethiopia
Traded In Africa
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, holes and tarnishing.
Bead Size 10-16 mm diameter. See picture with penny for size comparison (US penny is 19 mm diameter)6
Strand Length 29 inches (includes string/raffia)

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.