Posted by: florence Post Reply
I have a necklace of these scented beads strung with silver filigree beads. The shah have remained fragrant for the more than twenty years since I acquired them. There is a reference and photo in Lois Dubin's, "The History of Beads" on pp. 149-150. She describes them as heart-shaped, scented beads called SHAH, made by Tunisian women according to an old Egyptian method. Contents are ambergris, rose petals, saffron, cloves, nutmeg and musk.
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