Antique 1930s Faturan Cherry Amber Bakelite Prayer Beads, 38 Grams Tested. As far as my research suggests, 18 beads is used for some Tibetan Buddhist Mala or Japamala. Consisting of 18 barrel shaped beads measuring approximately 14mm or 19/16, the leader bead measures 1 9/16 long. Tested with simichrome, the smell test, and the friction test. In very good antique condition. The item "Antique 1930s Faturan Cherry Amber Bakelite Prayer 18 Bead Mala Tested" is in sale since Thursday, October 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Islam\Prayer Beads". The seller is "birdsinhand" and is located in Berkeley, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.