Vintage Ebony Tasbih Prayer Beads from Mauritania 0868E-H



These beautiful well-worn Tasbih (prayer beads) are original items from Mauritania. Their exact age is not clear, but they are likely about 100 years old. Mostly made of ebony wood with traces of silver inlay, with an occasional glass trade bead, agate, and lead beads, these venerable beads almost make you feel the desert sand they come from. . They started their life as prayer beads imitating black coral prayer beads, and have long become a highly desirable cost-effective alternative to black coral in jewelry design. Also collectible.

This listing is for ONE strand. It shows 4 strands, labeled E-H. There are more strands available in other listings. The strands differ in length from about 26" to 32". Ebony beads are about 8x7mm, the other beads vary.

The Thumbnail black background photo is of a representative strand. The white background photos show details of specific strands. You can choose a specific strand at checkout.

Weights and sizes are approximate.

IMPORTANT NOTE. In the world of beads, and especially ancient and antique beads, errors in identification are common. We do our best to research and classify our beads accurately, however mistakes are certainly possible. If you are a bead expert and notice any errors in description, we invite you to please contact us and let us know. We are always grateful for any new information. We also accept returns no questions asked. See our Return Policy for detail.

COLORS: Our photos are taken in different lighting in an attempt to show how beads look in different lighting conditions. We make every effort to show colors as accurately as possible. The white background photos are taken in daylight conditions. The black background photos are taken in the strong lab light, and would be representative of what they would look like in the evening electric light. Some of the photos are backlit to emphasize their translucency. Note that monitor settings strongly affect the way the colors look. What you see on your monitor may differ from what you see with a naked eye depending on your monitor settings.

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