Greek worry beads – komboloi style, generally have an odd number of beads often one more than a multiple of four, e.g. (4×4)+1, (5×4)+1, and so on, or a prime number, (usually 17, 19, 21 or 33) and usually have a head composed of a fixed bead “priest” (παπάς), a shield (θυρεός) to separate the two threads and help the beads to flow freely, and a tassel (φούντα). Usually the length of worry beads is approximately two palm widths.




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