Rosary or Buddhist prayer beads, nian zhu, with 18 beads made of fruit stones, which represent the 18 lohans. Also one head bead also called Buddhist head, fo tou, consisting of 1 large stone bead, 1 hexagonal stone bead and an ivory bead all knotted by two green silk knots and a flat, green glass bead.

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