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Type of bead: Lightweight copper colored metal (unknown metal content), yarn
Made in: Ethiopia
People: Ethiopian
Approximate age: 20th century
Overall condition: Fair to good. Some of our beads have traveled at least three continents, and have graced numerous owners. Small chips, corrosion, and pitting are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.
Damage/Repair: Dents, splits where halves of beads were joined.
Bead size: 8-9mm diameter. See picture with penny for size comparison.
Strand length: 30 inches

Ethiopian prayer beads (musbaha) composed of hollow, lightweight metal beads and a colorful yarn tassel.

For more information, please see our comprehensive guide to African-made beads, African Beads: Jewels of a Continent, hardcover, 216 pages, 163 color photographs, available from Africa Direct.

Product ID: 59646

Ethiopian Prayer Beads Copper Colored with Tassel African 59646



  • Vintage Supply
  • Materials: metal, yarn
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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