Antique Brass "funeral beads" from India


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Rare; three-strand 22" strand of antique brass beads from Northern India. Originally used in funeral pyres, these beads are then gathered from the ashes and restrung. There are two types of brass beads: the tubes measure approximately 3mm xm 3mm and flat pendant-like beads measure approximately 10mm long x 7mm diameter. Antique beads from the 1800s.