Vintage Ethiopian Necklace with 80 Telsum Prayer Boxes on black cotton cord, as is traditionally worn in Ethiopia.
These geometric beads are believed to carry special traits that bestow the wearer with protection, good luck, courage, strength, speed and protect from the evil eye. Specifically, triangular pendants were worn to guard against the evil eye and crescent shaped pendants were worn to guard against the crescent moon.
These beads are hand-made and vintage. The hand-made nature can easily be seen in the small differences and imperfections in each individual pendant and should not be considered flaws. This is a true collectors piece for lovers of authentic old tribal silver!
Length: 70 cms
80 Telsum prayer box beads