Antique Amber Prayer Beads from Afghanistan
Antique Afghan amber prayer beads, one of a kind strand, 24" strand of barrel-shaped warm brown amber beads, average size 9-10mm long x 8-9mm wide, with approximately 2mm holes. There is one 32mm bead at its apex. Beautiful! They are an imitation resin-based amber (like Bakelite) made in Europe in the early 1900s and traded in the Middle East and Afghanistan. Very rare in this condition (antique beads which have been restrung, circa 1980s).