Re: ID please -- sammi_tenn Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Beadman Post Reply
06/30/2019, 09:14:16

I would guess that these may be palm wood, or even peeled moon-&-star seeds. (As from a Buddhist mala.)

However, if they are much harder than a woody seed, the material might be fossilized palm wood (or similar)—such as was exploited for making pumtek beads.

Nevertheless, I would not rule-out bone as a possible material. I can see some evidence of a crust on one bead that suggests bone—but could also be the remaining surface of a seed.


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