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 , these large oval barrel beads each measuring 19x14mm 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 revealing light yellow results as seen in 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 118gms , remove about 8gms for the metal accessories , the beads are all equal 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. Registered uninsured is 25 dollars which is something at your risk.
The item "Antique Ottoman dark cherry amber faturan bakelite tested islamic prayer beads" is in sale since Wednesday, November 11, 2015. 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.