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Funeral pyre beads

Wednesday, 13 July 2011


Posted by Charles Cowling


According to the blurb: 

Rare, three-strand 28″ (or so) inch necklace made of antique brass beads from Northern India. Originally used in funeral pyres, these beads are then gathered from the ashes and restrung.  

Buy them here

2 comments on “Funeral pyre beads

  1. Wednesday 13th July 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Ahead of the curve as ever James..

  2. Wednesday 13th July 2011 at 3:15 pm

    What a great idea. There’s something phoenix-like and wonderful about re-stringing the cremated beads.
    Too bad the heat in our crematoria systems vapourise most metals and stones (even diamonds I am told).
    A long shot to sell titanium jewellery with the promise that it will not disappear when cremated with the person’s body. But this benfit attached quality (ie titanium) piercings might appeal to some?

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