Authentic handmade Greek worry beads or komboloi of high quality with alpaca metal decorative parts and stylish sandalwood beads. Sandalwood is famous for its pleasant scent. These worry beads or komboloi that are handcrafted from sandalwood will keep their natural scent for a long time. Wooden beads produce a very unique and "warm" sound when played and a "rich" smooth feeling when touched. It is made of authentic sandalwood barrel shape 0.47" x 0.55" (12 x 14mm) beads with alpaca metal decorative parts on a pure silk cord & rich silk tassel.
Sandalwood is the name of a class of woods from trees in the genus Santalum. The woods are heavy, yellow, and fine-grained, and unlike many other aromatic woods, they retain their fragrance for decades. Sandalwood oil is extracted from the woods for use. Both the wood and the oil produce a distinctive fragrance that has been highly valued for centuries. Consequently, species of these slow-growing trees have suffered over-harvesting in the past century. Sandalwoods are medium-sized hemiparasitic trees, and part of the same botanical family as European mistletoe. Notable members of this group are Indian sandalwood (Santalum album) and Australian sandalwood (Santalum spicatum); others in the genus also have fragrant wood. These are found in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, Indonesia, Hawaii, and other Pacific Islands.