Antique Islamic Prayer Necklaces - Picture Collection 85
From Mali and Mauritania
Decorated with multicoloured tassels, 1800s glass and silver beads and normally worn by Griotes .. professional singers, storytellers and historians of the deserts.
Sometimes they are worn by dancers of the Guedra .. a ritual Dance of Love
performed by the Moorish women for the benefit of their menfolk.

34 ins / 87 cm strand with 8 x 4 mm black glass bicone spacers, Silver, Stone, Czech multi-faceted glass beads and multicoloured cotton tassels

24 ins / 61 cm strand with 8 x 3 mm black glass discs, silver, stone,
Czech glass beads and multicoloured cotton tassels

36 ins / 92 cm strand with 8 x 4 mm black glass bicone spacers, Silver, Agate Stone,
early Venetian spheres, Czech multi-faceted glass beads and multicoloured cotton tassels

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