Very rare genuine Faturan set from circa 1920's. It's very difficult to come across a set that was designed to look like natural amber but is actually far more attractive! Generally these others have a dull yellow color as it is very difficult to get the color just right. This set not only possesses such a color but the aging added richness and vibrancy that makes it truly museum worthy.
Total weight is about 81 grams and it reacts very quickly and positively to simichrome which further indicates its old age. You will notice that one past owner inscribed his name "HUSNU" on the set with a hot iron indicating just how near and dear the set was to this perhaps long gone person. You will also notice the Imam has been repaired at some point in the past, but otherwise all beads are original and in great condition. The dark mark you see is because in the old days, prior to simichrome, they tested for genuine Faturan by burning. This beautiful set came from the private collection of one of the most important Faturan collectors in the world today (I will disclose the name after a sale).
Try to find another one! The item "Genuine Antique Faturan Amber Bakelite Kehribar Islamic Prayer Beads Rare 81g" is in sale since Saturday, April 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Islam\Prayer Beads". The seller is "blue_orca" and is located in Alexandria, Virginia.This item can be shipped worldwide.