Banded Kokutan Ebony & Banded Honey Amber Japanese Traditional Juzu Buddhist Prayer beads
Material : Banded Kokutan Ebony & Banded Honey Amber, Silk cord
Head bead : about 18mm
Main bead : about 16mm
Diameter : about 90mm (not stretch)
Black Banded ebony wood, originating from Sulawesi (formerly Celebes) in central Indonesia, this timber is one of the rarest and most expensive timbers available worldwide. It is characterized by a distinctly striped wood pattern, with a fairly light-colored strip running roughly on dark brown or black ground. The scarcity is doubled by the fact that trees do not grow greatly.
Handmade in Kyoto, JAPAN
In Japan, Buddhists have Prayer beads (Juzu, Nenju). Kyoto is famous as a producing center of Prayer beads.Prayer beads are a traditional tool used to count the number of times a mantra is recited, breaths while meditating, counting prostrations, or the repetitions of a buddha's name.