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Paternoster, Rosary, prayer beads

Since I lost my paternoster a while ago (going by metro a little tipsy and with metal in my earphones on full volume I did not notice one pearl after the other falling from my belt spreading my paternoster all over Vienna) I needed a new one.

When I found these wonderfull coral pearls on an event in Purgstall (Austria), I had enough for 50 Ave Maria prayer beads and 6 pater noster prayerbeads.

So I went for 3 different sorts. One from 50 bone beads spiked with 6 coral (on the left), one from 50 coral spiked with 6 cristal (middle) and one psalm-prayer-rosary with 150 bone beads separated by 4 structured bone beads which I “pimped” with bees wax mixed with azur-pigment which I smeared into the carvings as you would do with bone dice (worked perfectly!!).

The tassels are from plant dyed silk in madder, indigo and dyer’s rocket-woad. I hopefully will be able to make some turks knots as well, come back soon to see them.

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For theory of these prayer beads please go to our earlier articles (german only at the moment)  Paternoster and Kleiderordnungen

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