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Handmade worry beads (komboloi), made of nutmeg seeds.

Beads are made from nutmeg seeds, polished to get a smooth surface and are naturally tinted. Seeds are imbued with frankincense for a long-lasting scented result and are decorated with engraved crosses.

Frankincense is believed to eliminate the "evil" spirits, to remove negative vibrations and to create a sense of calm, by deepening the breath.

A simple, naturally scented piece, suitable for both men and women, a joy for many senses, scented with one of the three gifts of the wise men, a piece that will be cherished and that will fill your moments with its rich and sweet earthy aroma.


Tip : To keep the aroma last for a long time, from times to times you can keep the worry beads for a few days in a plastic bag.


Beads :
21 + 2 + 1 beads

Size of the beads :
about 14 - 13.20 mm ~~ 0.55 - 0.52" (beads varying in size)

Length :
31 cm ~~ 12.20"

Weight :
40 g ~~ 0.088 pounds

Beads in natural nutmeg seeds scented with frankincense

Gift box provided free of charge

Ref 39.00.32


About worry beads

If you have ever been in Greece, you must have seen a komboloi, and heard the sound of komboloi playing. Beads dropping one at a time, tapping the bead below, create different rhythms that could be interpreted as a code for different moods.

Beads of various materials, for various budgets in old or younger hands, worry beads carry with them a Mediterranean and an oriental scent.

Their history...

Beads have been used as spiritual instruments, helping in achieving calmness, self-control and entering meditation levels, in many religious traditions, including Buddhism, Christianity, Islam among others. The so-called worry beads derive from these spiritual instruments that accompanied prayers. With each prayer, with each mantra, a bead dropped, in a way that prayers could be counted.
The origin of the Greek komboloi is ambiguous. Some believe that the komboloi are imitations of Turkish prayer bead strands, others that they derived from knotted prayer strands (komboskini) used by Greek Orthodox monks.

Worry beads were firstly used by the rich and the wealthy, mainly by Pashas, Sultans and Maharajahs, as they represented wealth, power and prestige. Soon, they became extremely popular among common people that used them for meditation and a way to spend their free time. As the years passed by, worry beads were not as popular as they used to be and were only used by religious people.

Worry Beads today…

Nowadays, worry beads are popular all over the world, and especially in Greece, bought by tourists and locals as well.

Many people find them necessary for their every-day lives as they offer solutions to their problems and at the same time pleasure. Worry beads may help people quit bad habits.

Worry beads can also be a jewel for both men and women, and a piece of art when they are made of valuable beads and designed with high standards.

They can also constitute a decorative element for the house, as well as a collector's item, for it can be unique, precious and beautiful.

What's more..

...They are a reflection of our personality, and a precious companion that has the fingerprints of our thoughts and our soul stamped on it.


Worry Beads - Greek Komboloi - Scented Nutmeg Seeds - Brown with Engraved Crosses


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  • Handmade item
  • Material: Nutmeg Seeds
  • Ships worldwide from Greece
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