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Mandarin Court Beads

"The court necklace was worn by Qing dynasty officials at court, Chao zhu are normally formed of 108 matching beads divided in four sections of 27 beads separated by three larger beads called jiezhu, and one other larger bead of gourd-shape also called the “Buddha’s head” bead, which hangs on the back of the garment." The design is influeneced by the Buddhist mala.
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