Granite Pail Collectibles

Rare Micro Beaded Chain by Prisoners, Playing Cards

Rare Micro Beaded Chain by Prisoners, Playing Cards

browse these categories for related items...
Directory: Estate Jewelry: Strands: Pre 1910: Item # 1058548

Please refer to our stock # T3259h when inquiring.
Granite Pail Collectibles
View Seller Profile
P. O. Box 5353
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Guest Book

Fantastic, rare micro beaded chain, possibly made at turn-of-the-century by Ottoman prisoners of war. The piece consists of a chain of playing cards -- every suit and every card -- including illustrated face cards. It is fastened with a decorated brass clasp. Ottoman prisoners of war in British POW camps made many beadwork items to earn money for rations and small necessaries . These beaded items were made either using the beaded crochet technique or weaving on a small loom, and came out of camps in Great Britain, England, France, Greece and Turkey. Measures 51” long.