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Islamic Beadmaking: Mongur and harish beads made in Hebron in the 18th and early 19th centuries. The three beads on the far right of each row come from the Sudan where they are today known as "Kano beads." Note that the larger ones have been ground on the ends, most likely in Nigeria. The other beads were bought in Egypt. The larger beads in the top two rows are mongur beads; the small ones in the bottom row are harish. The black bead with spots is apparently a michahreh.

Photo by P. Francis, Jr.


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