34cm including the Priest bead. The Komboloi has a rich history. The original Greek word kompoloyio is separated into Kompos meaning knot and loyio meaning a collection. It seems that the Komboloi was first used by the Ancient Greeks who used its rhythmic clicking and swirling to relieve anxiety.Such beads were also used by both Muslims and Buddhists as part of their religious activities. Most Greek komboloi comprise of 17 to 33 beads, made of variable materials, always in odd number and a single bead that is tied 8-9 cm away from the rest, called vizier or imam. There is no particular definition as far as concerns the number of the beads, but some believe that, for a komboloi to be complete, a total of 33 beads is required, which for many people symbolize the years of Christs human existence. Unlike prayer beads designed for other cultures the Greek komboloi has always left a space for the beads to move and flow along the cord, allowing the beads to be free to create soothing sounds for the user. The komboloi was widely used until the 1940s but then fell out of popularity. Over the last 10 years though the komboloi has seen a resurgence in use.
CONTEMPORARY USE OF THE KOMBOLOI. Komboloi are these days very often called "Worry Beads". As the name suggests, the principal use of the komboloi is as a stress reliever. In every little Greek square you can here the regular clicking of the beads which can help relieve anxiety or help to avoid the partaking of unhealthy habits, such as smoking!
For some the komboloi is a "Soul Mate". For others the property of the beads themselves help to cleanse the soul and draw out any negative energy. We reserve the right to re-list the item after that time. If you wish to return the item we will be happy to accept it within 14 days if still in perfect condition. Thank you for looking at this item.
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