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Islamic "Hajj" Beads Pilgrims to Mecca Red African

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Title Islamic "Hajj" Beads Pilgrims to Mecca Red African
Type of Object Molded glass
Made In Czech Republic
Traded In Africa, Middle East
Approximate Age 20th century
Overall Condition Fair to 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 Darkening and general wear; some inscriptions are worn off
Bead Size See picture with penny for size comparison (US penny is 19mm diameter).
Strand Length Minimum 22 inches (includes string/raffia)

Picture is an example. Yours will be similar. Spacer beads will vary.

Hajj beads are worn by Muslims who have made the pilgrimage to Mecca. These are made from a gorgeous crimson glass.

Additional information: Arabic writing and symbols on gorgeous clear glass. These beads are made in the Czech Republic (former Czechoslovakia) especially for pilgrims to Mecca. Only those who have made the journey (the hajj) are entitled to wear them, but the beads sometimes find their way into traders' pouches and are sold to non-pilgrims.