Description: This listing is for one carved bead in the style pictured. As you can see, they vary in size, but are all the same price. You can request "Send the biggest or smallest available". If you purchase more than one and want the same size, I'll try to get as close as possible.
The hole goes through the top two parts. This design is a copy of a taweez, a prayer box, normally made out of silver. A prayer or piece of the Koran would be inside the bottom tube, serving as an amulet for protection.
The last photo shows some of the other carved beads we carry. Check our shop for availability.
Please examine the photos carefully. We have made every attempt to get as close to the color as possible, but different monitors do interpret these colors differently. Flaws, hairline cracks and uneven finishing is part of this handmade process.
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Afghan Tribal Arts specializes in handcut, unpolished beads from Afghanistan and the region. Working with artisans directly in the Peshawar region, your purchase helps support small workshops who work in traditions established over centuries in the Silk Road. Afghanistan has great wealth in its natural resources, including an endless variety of semi-precious stones. Unpolished stones take in the oils of the skin with wear and develop a deep patina over time.
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