This is a beautiful RARE semitranslucent butterscotch orangy amber bakelite FATURAN islamic prayer beads. The color is accurate in the photos semitranslucent deep butterscotch , rare color , these square barrel beads each measuring 13.64mm wide in diameter x11.33 mm hole to hole on average , the imame is ONE piece with two holes, original faturan. You will not find another one , this prayer beads have been tested by a hot needle in an inconspicuous place revealing 100% bakelite smell results and have been tested with simichrome revealing a yellow stain, please see the last photo. I believe were carved in the early 1900s. The cord is nylon thick 1.5mm and will stay there a lifetime.
The total weight is 100 gms , the tassel bead is an amazing work with cherry faturan and all the accessories are vintage sterling silver and weigh about 20gms!!!! The beads are all equal but vary as they are hand carved and this is a rare color and rare form , also please look at details.Please look at the photos as they speak for themselves. The condition is excellent except for minor scratches with no cracks or defects , some wear from usage over the years. This is not recently carved or new bakelite , all original. This is not new lathe from old material , old carving hard to find , hardly used absolutely no defects. The item "Antique butterscotch orange amber bakelite faturan islamic prayer beads tested" is in sale since Saturday, July 01, 2017.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Islam\Prayer Beads". The seller is "akojrmd" and is located in Reisterstown, Maryland. This item can be shipped worldwide.