33 + 1 XL Faturan Phenolic Amber Resin 342g Tesbin Misbaha LARGE Prayer Beads
Gorgeous subha of 33 Faturan phenolic beads (this does not test positive as Bakelite with Simichrome), and a 34th larger bead. The large bead alone measures 32g and has a similar substantial weight and waxy surface like the rest - definitely not lucite or a celluloid, it is heavier. No two beads are the same size. These are hand made, in the photo in the scale you can see a 5mm variance just between those two beads. These were in a baggie - I have temporarily strung them on hemp twine, I wanted to see how long it would be when "complete" so that you have an idea. It's my opinion that these have amber content. I'm familiar with photographing the "Sun Stone" (amber), and these beads are giving me some of that unmistakeable amber glow. Please do not interpret me to be saying these are amber - they're not and they're definitely a resin, my point is that this resin looks like it could be one of the amber/plastic/glass composites (and again, I want to be clear that I'm not saying these are glass :), they're a Faturan. Please check my other listings. I hope to get everything pictured in the mass-grouping listed, culminating with the vase. Highlights: a 49mm long tubular Faturan Trade Bead (accompanied by other beads on necklace), a great cherry amber Komboloi, and a 960 gram hand carved vase that Simichrome tests as Bakelite Faturan is a Phenolic and sometimes test as Bakelite, and sometimes not - many genuine pieces do not test positive - including many of the wonderful pieces in this incredible collection. It's about 50/50 as many were created with other phenolic substances.
I gladly respond to any special requests most.. do you want three close-up photos of the bead home?
Send me a message - I happily answer any of these types of questions and enjoy talking about these pieces. The item "33 + 1 XL Faturan Phenolic Amber Resin 342g Tesbin Misbaha LARGE Prayer Beads" is in sale since Tuesday, August 28, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Islam\Prayer Beads". The seller is "theambercoast" and is located in Iowa City, Iowa. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica.