Large Rosary, Agate Gemstone Beads, Renaissance Style Tassel
This large rosary is perfect for prayer, for a presentation, adding to a rosary collection, or for display in your home. Inspired by rosary designs from the European Renaissance, this rosary is made on cord knotted between each agate bead and a large silky tassel.
The beads in the decades are 10mm round agate, and the larger Pater beads are beautiful 18mm agate finished with ornate brass caps. Wee bronze cube beads separate the Paters from the decades, and individual knots separate each bead in the rosary.
The larger Pater beads between the sets are 18mm banded agate, finished with ornate bronze bead caps. At the front is a large oval hand-carved rustic agate bead topped with a bronze cross, leading to the dark brown tassel.
A lovely old story says that a tassel was common in paternosters and rosaries, so the person praying could use it to wipe away their tears as they prayed.
Agate is a durable natural stone that has been used for centuries in all sorts of ways from cooking utensils to weapons to prayer beads, and is even mentioned in the Bible. These agate beads have a lovely earthy range of colors
Length when hanging: 64cm / 25 inches;
Tassel: 8cm / 3.1 inches long.
This impressive rosary comes in a handmade (by me) renaissance style drawstring pouch to store it in, and is covered by my personal guarantee.