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rosary workshop - Museum -  19c
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carved wooden beads - deeply worn


BUT IF ONLY
THE BEADS COULDALK!
This rosary shows remarkable wear over years of use.  Just holding this rosary in your hands gives one a powerful sense of compassion and love.  If it could only talk of its owner's life and prayer time. We have set a newer bead next to it that is similar but not as old to give you an idea of how worn these beads are having traveled through the fingers of their counter over time.
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The chain and crucifix along with the fact that it has no center medal suggests it is probably from the early part of the 19c.

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CONFIGURATION    -  BEADS   -   CRRUCIFIX



~ CONFIGURATION ~

OLD FIVE DECADE ROSARY

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PATER BEAD 
USED TO MERGE
5 decades using a Pater bead as a juncture, possibly, typical of rosary used by a religious or confraternity. Many rosaries during this period did not use a center. Around 1880 we begin to see little hearts used as centers - 22.5 in




~ BEADS ~

NOTE TRADITIONAL CHAIN
Many rosaries from this mid 1800s period and also before used this traditional rosary design and it helps to identify age of some old rosaries.
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closeup of similar bead on right)
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A PATHWAY
WORN OF PRAYER
Traditional chained technique used to space Paters and Ave beads found during the 19c  Heavily worn, carved wooden beads show a lifetime of prayers. Note definition of newer ones, unworn sample.   (similar to but not same design)




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Be sure and check out the SUPPLIES link at the top of the page for more information re the purchase of all our metal parts, available in sterling silver and solid bronze.  Each handcast from vintage and antique pieces.
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HANDMADE CRUCIFIX
 Originally this crucifix had a wood inlay in the brass cross with crucifix attached. It shows heavy wear from use. Note file marks on metal giving way to the fact that the crucifix being hand made. Small at 2 in - may not be original crucifix.


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Our vision is to provide the finest handmade rosaries, chaplets and other fine religious art forms for personal worship we can make using the finest supplies available.  The Guild believes the work of our hands should give visual Glory to God, therefore for us, the best for you is very, very important.

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