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casbih (prayer beads)
  • Hausa-Fulani peoples
  • casbih (prayer beads), 1981
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • plastic, metal, string, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 26 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width: 10 1/4 x 13/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.002
Description

String of beads, identified as prayer beads (casbih or tasbih) made from black plastic, oval shaped beads, strung on a reddish orange dyed string. At the bottom the strands are joined and there is a short length of single, oblong beads with a small tassel of three smaller strands of beads at the bottom, joined with a small metal ring.