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Original Message:   Funny Topic(Donkey Beads)..!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi There some years ago our friend Jamey D Allen.put a story about donkey beads from iran.he met a taxi driver and he showed him blue beads guess made in Qum in center of iran and material is like fiance if i am corret. in fact jamey was right people in some rustic area and villages in the past wore those blue beads on animals neck,like donkeies ... but in the cities people didnt call them donkey beads and it was used for babies,or carpets or even home as anti evil eye.but the correct donkey beads was some thing like a bead,made by node or tumor if i am correct in english.elders belive it has been part of a donkey body.i heard many story about when and how this tumor come out and dont want to take your time.oldest book i saw some years ago was from mongol period and in that book i saw some explain about donkey bead.i didnt belive in superstisious and never collect one but recently i saw one in good condition for picture.normaly these beads have no hole but some time you might see with hole.in afghanistan and iran some times soem people pay hundreds of us $ for one bead or 2.fakes are normaly bone .i put a pic of blue bead and a real donkey bead. be well Ali
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