Vintage Faience Large Flowers Beads

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Vintage Faience Large Flowers Beads

10.00

These intensely beautiful beads date to the 1960's, from Qom, Iran and are like nothing you've ever seen before. They are Faience (crushed quartz), which is the worlds oldest artificial substance, (even older than glass) are handmade, self glazed, fire polished, used for apotropaic purposes keeping evil forces away. Also known as Levant Six Eyes beads, the top surface is ruffled, flat on bottom, most (eyes) holes are open, from the images you can see some of the glaze flows into the holes and pools. Hold to your eye, peer through the holes to see the world in a beautiful way and good fortune will follow. Use these as buttons, earrings, or stitch to a choker, solder into a ring, pendant....

Made in the same manner for centuries, these pieces are made one by one so no two are identical. Trade with Western countries has made these original old pieces a scarcity. Very Limited quantity. Measures: Aproxx 1 1/4” wide x 3/8 deep.

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