You are presented here with an exceptional Prayer Bead Strand that is entirely hand carved by a master Bead carver in the traditional Ottoman style.
Close up of the pictures show the beautiful shape of the beads and separators which, with the main bead carving are of typical old and skilful ottoman carving.
Notice also the very special carving of the captive ring on themain bead and separators- typical of the style.
Material : Speckled Lavender Blue Rare GALALITH ( see explanation below)
Tassel : Of same beads - very rare and elegant
General : 99 beads of SHALGAMI shape : Flattened bulging sphere.
Total length : 55 cm
Galalith, a milk protein plastic, was produced in a rainbow of brilliant colors and marbling patterns. It was used in France and Germany from the 1920's to the 1940's. Once synthetic plastics were invented the production of Galalith ceased; Galalith, which is milk-based, as opposed to chemically based, is actually heavier than bakelite and has a much more polished finish.
SHIPS WORLDWIDE : 10.-$ S&H FOR EACH ITEM- SAME RATE ALL DESTINATIONS