These are vintage/antique Ottoman Faturan bakeliteIslamic prayer beads or Tasbih. There are 39 olive shaped beads measuring approx. 2 cm long x 1.48 cm wide. The total weight is101 grams on my scale. The beads have a beautiful deep red cherry amber color and are 21 of them are deep marbled.The rest of the beads are very strong red color with slight marble effect, the beads are all in the same shape and size and they came from the same necklace so I do not know why there are such variations in the marble effect They have a nice transparency against a strong light (see pictures). These beads are in very good vintage condition with some wear and imperfections consistent with their age. The beads have been recently restrung but the silk cord is a little loose. These are authentic old bakelite/catalin beads that test positive for bakelite with Simichrome and hot water test. The item "Very rare Antique Red Cherry Amber Faturan Bakelite Prayer Beads Tasbih" is in sale since Sunday, August 1, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Islam\Prayer Beads".
The seller is "yuben_22" and is located in Tel Aviv . This item can be shipped worldwide.