Vintage Chinese 20 Hand-carved Face Peach Pit Mala Prayer Bead Necklace Antique For Sale
Up for saleis anamazing vintage Chinese Mala faces hand-carved from peach pits. There are 20carved pits, 18 faces in all, with one top bead in adecorative design, and a bottom that appears tobe a tinyBuddha.The necklace is vintage--I don't know the exactage, but perhaps pre-1940s--and each warmbuttery, brown pit measures about 1 inch long and 1/2 inch wide. Faces range from old men with long beards to young men, most bald, some with hoops in their earlobes, but the most wonderful ones have open mouths and you can almost hear them speaking! Beautiful. The condition is very good, with amazing carved details, simple, round wood beads in between each face, and the necklace simply slips over the headon a 26" long heavy, grass green cord (plus another three inches for the Buddha).
Please email me with any questions, as all sales are final. Shipping is $4.00 totheUS/$10.00 Canada; other international offers most welcome, please include $12.00 prior to paying with Paypal. Payment is expected within 5 days, unlessother arrangements are made; I ship within10 businessdays of payment.I'm listinga number of antique andvintage items this week, with salesstarting between 99 cents and $9.99,and I would be more than happy to combine shipping costs. A sincere thanks for looking at this magical prayer necklace!
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