Faturan Types

Faturan Types

The most widely known type of Faturan is called Marbled, Swirled, or Damar. The swirls show the combination of more than one type of Faturan being mixed and combined, for example, transparent mixed with a dark colour. Most Ottoman Faturan Prayer Beads were made from Faturan Rods that have a swirl effect this is called “eye damar” which represents a round swirl that appears to look like a eye. Such old genuine Faturan Prayer Beads are hard to come by due to age and the fact that these beads are made to by used, as such must endure to day to day usage.

A Henry Howell YZ bird, Sold By Dunhill

A Marbled Faturan Ottoman Prayer Bead

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