This is a beautiful RARE cherry amber bakelite FATURAN islamic prayer beads. The color is accurate in the photos deep red , rare color , these round beads each measuring 13.5mm 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 a yellow stain. 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 92gms , all accessories are sterling silver and I guess they may weigh about 15gms , the sterling silver alone is about 100 dollars worth and the way it is assembled is obviously masterful , 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 "RARE Antique cherry amber bakelite tested islamic faturan prayer beads LOOK" is in sale since Thursday, December 22, 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.