Himalayan Buddhist Prayer Beads Bodhichittra
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1950: item # 899470
Please refer to our stock # 22035 when inquiring.
Ipswich, Massachusetts 01938
This is an impressive complete set of 108 old and well used Buddhist prayer beads with the addition of two new sets of counters. The beads are seeds from the bodhi tree of special importance to Buddhists because Buddha became enlightened while meditating under a Bodhi tree.
The round ends of each seed have been filed down to make for a more compact string of beads, a very desirable quality for many Buddhists who prefer their prayer beads to be more compact and easier to wear. How old they are is anyone's guess, but they have the wonderful patina which only comes from years of constant use.
They measure twenty-eight inches in full length. Incidentally the final larger bead does not count among the 108 beads.