These are wonderful antique bone prayer beads with ancient writing. These striking carved yak bone bead malas consist of 108 rondelle beads which measure approximately 10mm in diameter, 4mm high with a 3mm hole. Strung on a brown cord, the strand is approximately 20 inches long (please note that these beads cannot be worn as is as a necklace as they do not fit over your head!). There are 108 beads on the cord. Take apart for a generous supply of these wonderful carved ancient writing beads for all your jewelry projects.These bone beads have been antiqued a warm golden color and the writing is black making for a really striking design on these beads. These combine well with skull beads in tribal jewelry designs.