Antique Amber Prayer Beads from Afghanistan
Antique Afghan amber prayer beads, one of a kind strand, 18" strand of disk-shaped warm brown amber beads. Beads measure 5mm x 11mm diameter, with approximately 2mm holes with a 28mm long tassel bead. 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).