..........peach pit beads............
This is a vintage string of carved peach pit mala beads from China. These beads are used as prayer beads by Buddhists and all are strung together on old brown silk. The patina is wonderful and the necklace is quite well used with the beads having a shiny surface from the rubbing. There are 19 beads, with 18 beads being carved buddhas and one bead being plain and more in the shape of the original nut. Nice!
Size: Length: 30"; Each bead: 1 1/4" long; Grams: 57
Condition: Good vintage - could use a cleaning - a few of the beads have cracks as shown