Greek Komboloi Worry Nutmeg Beads Ribbon Necklace.
NEW TWIST on OLD TRADITION!
Greek Komboloi Beads Satin Ribbon Necklace Long Dark Brown Hand Knotted.
Absolutely beautiful Greek Komboloi Bead Necklace. These are also known as worry beads.
Made from nutmeg seeds.
Rich deep dark brown beads hand strung and knotted between each bead. Brown silk ribbon ties at back of neck.
32″ Total length.
Beautiful piece in excellent condition.
On a trip to Greece, there’s a good chance that you’ll notice Greeks fidgeting with a string of beads in their hands. The string of beads are known as worry beads or komboloi, which Greeks use to soothe themselves, especially during difficult times.
Worry beads or komboloi are loosely based on prayer beads that are used in different religions to keep track of prayers and calm the mind. Examples include the Catholic rosary, Muslim prayer beads, and the rope belts worn by medieval monks. Greeks have adopted the habit, but as a secular hobby. To Greeks, worry beads have become a fashion statement and a skill to master.
Shipped with USPS First Class.