This is a beautiful set featuring a pair of matched Phum turtle back beads. This pattern resembles a turtle’s shell, so it is believed to bestow longevity. The Phum are dark brown agate with some end wear and small nicks, as you would expect to see on much loved and often worn heirlooms.
Included in the line are two nuggets of turquoise (9 mm) and one nice old coral bead (11 mm x 14 mm).
Phum beads 22 mm x 14 mm x 11 mm
1000BCE – 100CE.