This is a Unique aged Ottoman style Bakelite Faturan which was crafted by a respected master of its trade. Such a piece is made only once, this very collectible.
This most amazing piece is estimated to be over80years old, still in its perfec condition. This amazing piece is a pleasure to hold or to watch within your collection,
Large beads and heavy in weight is just remarkable,
In time each bead will change in colour to its dark cherry & will continue in doing so.
The unique colour and veins running through within in each bead proves its age and originality,
925 tassel on the other hand is a total Hand craft with weight of 18gr.
prayer bead strand that was carved pre 1940, THIS IS NOT THE NEWER IMITATION Faturan. The beads are carved in a traditional cut, when rubbed it creates a static electricity/pick up and let off a beautiful smell, you can see the lovely patina when held.
FATURAN, became the protected brand name of one particular German company who mass-produced synthetic resin in rod form for making beads. These beads are now rare, but rarer still are the handmade beads of Arava Faturan's time.
The creation of "Faturan" is thought to have originated by a chemist. He was melting down the filings left after carving beads from amber and mixed these remnants with other natural resins, such as mastika, frankincense, colophony, and turpentine, to mold individual beads from natural substances. Unfortunately, his original formula has long since been lost.
These Prayer beads are a sacred object that is used to help a person recite a mantra or a prayer.
These are made from natural materials, including stones. Each bead is hand-carved.
Beads Material: Faturan Tassel Material: 925 Silver Tassel weight: 18gr Beads Count: 33 Individual Beads Size: 14 x 12.8 mm (-/+ 0.3) Total Weight: 86 gr (+/- 10%) Tassel lenght: 12 cm Total length (including tassel): 39 cm (+/-10%)
We are proud to inform that LRV officially has their own master handcrafters. These masters spend time day in day out to execute the most exquisite tesbihs/tasbihs/misbahas/prayer beads/worry bead with precision.
Each prayer bead is made completely with hand and does not go through any machinery what so ever. From start to finish a handcrafted piece from our LRV master hand Crafters themselves.