Chinese? Japanese? Both? Neither?
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Posted by: beadiste Mail author
10/07/2012, 10:16:19

I recognize the rudraksha beads...

But the "coral" seems sketchy, more like dyed bone or something.

And the "carved" beads seem to be pressed/molded, plus the motifs seem to be more Japanese than Chinese.

When were beads like these likely made?

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