Bead size: 8.5 by 5.5 mm; total closed length: 21 cm / 9 inch; length of sterling silver tassel: 2 inch.
I added this tasbih my inventory thanks to the perfect shining and polishing of the bone beads. Although bone beads can be found as jewelry supply strands, such bone beads never compare in gloss and polishing to this tasbih. Also the bone imame is not available every time. The tassel is attached to a ball shaped silver crimp that hides the node of the textile thread, exposing its very professional craftsmanship.
As you might notice when browsing my store, I don't add every tasbih in my inventory, even those the most popular and looked-up unless they are made of rare, high quality and noble genuine material.
Prayer beads are used to practice the zikr, a form of muslim meditation. During the zikr, 99 sacred names of Allah, some 'ayet's or some surahs of the Koran are repeated. The beads then serve to count the number of repetitions the prayer has done. Since the allowed sacred names of Allah are limited to 99, muslim prayer beads usually are not longer than 99 units. This one has 33 units.
Filtered out since more than three thousand years of Anatolian civilisations, handicrafts from Turkey stand out with their quality and fine craftsmanship. More will follow... Stay tuned...