An incredible early 19th century set of prayer beads or worry beads.
The necklace is made up of a number of small oval shaped beads and one elongated tapered central bead.
None of the beads are a perfect shape nor an exact colour and they have a lovely mixture of opaque and translucent areas in a yolk yellow.
Made from real Copal amber and presented on a simple elastic strand, they were likely to have originally been on a string which maybe snapped and later put onto the elastic.
The beads are traditionally used in Islamic cultures as prayer beads and in many other cultures along with being used as worry beads.
Copal amber can be up to 2 million years old and this necklace was made in the early 19th century c1810s, it is very rare to find one in such good condition.
Approx 13.5" in length
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