Dorje Design If you’re feeling playful and bold, this necklace will do the trick. An antique bone divider from Tibet supports a wonderful variety of 42 mixed African trade beads from the early On a waxed cotton cord with a trade bead closure.
Prayer beads. Mauritania or possibly Morocco. Wood, glass beads, silk, silver alloy, stone. Commonly used for individual meditation, these wooden prayer beads are embellished with intricate patterns of inlaid silver wire, a technique usually reserved for fine jewelry. Indeed, in this region of North Africa, griots (professional singers and storytellers) wear such beads with single or double tassels as jewelry.