Antique Ottoman dark cherry amber bakelite tested islamic faturan prayer beads
This is a beautiful large cherry amber bakelite FATURAN islamic prayer beads. The color is accurate in the photos deep burgundy rare color , some beads have more translucency than others as seen in photo but mostly it is semitranslucent, these large oval barrel beads each measuring 21x14mm on average. 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. 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 121gms , remove about 8gms for the metal accessories , the beads are all equal but vary as they are hand carved and this is a rare color , 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. The item "Antique Ottoman dark cherry amber bakelite tested islamic faturan prayer beads" is in sale since Sunday, June 26, 2016. 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.