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Turquoise Stone Nugget Rosary
The four dividing beads are silver plated cast fluted beads.
Shape of nuggets and matrix will vary.
ROS243 - $46 plus s/h
Paula says: "Are you wondering why this item is not described as Native American? You can find the answer by clicking here."
is 2" x 1 1/4".
What is a rosary?
A rosary is a string of knots or beads, designed as an aid to the memory, and, when used in religious exercises, providing a convenient method for counting the recitation of prayers or the repetition of the names and attributes of the Deity."
- From the Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics, ed. James Hastings, Volume X: Picts - Sacraments.
The Parts of a Rosary
The Chaplet is divided into five Decades with four Dividing Beads and a fifth one called the Medal, which may be of the same sort as the Divider Beads or a charm. The two ends of the Chaplet attach to the Medal as well as the Terminal.
Terminal: the short piece that connects the Chaplet to the Crucifix.
The Medal or the Center: Previously described.
The Divider Beads: There are four larger or differently sized beads to separate the Decades.
The Five Decades: There are five sets of ten beads that comprise the Chaplet or loop of the rosary.
Pendant: Usually a Crucifix, which is a cross with a figure of Jesus upon it.
Why isn't this item called Native American?
The US Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and its recent Amendments require that items described as Native American or Indian be made by an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. Furthermore, government regulations suggest that all attributions include the Native American Indian's name, tribe and federal tribal enrollment number. Because it is impossible to identify the artist for many vintage items, even if they are authentic Indian made items, we cannot and will not use the words Native American or Indian in association with such pieces.