This set of Anubis (Yinepu, Anpu) prayer beads in mahogany obsidian includes twelve beads, a reminder of the twelve parts of the Duat, the world of the Egyptian afterlife. The string is joined by an additional bead and a highfired ceramic pendant representing the god himself.
It is made with 10mm mahogany obsidian gemstone beads, separated by gold-toned metal spacer beads, and glass seed beads to provide a comfortable transition from one bead to the next and to make the piece lightweight, supple, and easy to handle. The string itself is approximately 11" (28cm) in circumference and is designed to be used in prayer and meditation, to decorate an altar or shrine, and/or to adorn a statue. The small size makes it easy to keep on hand in a drawer, a purse, or a pocket.
The beads come with a prayer to Anubis, written specifically to be used with this prayer bead design, and with a cotton muslin bag for storage.
You can, of course, use the beads with any prayers, or for any god or gods, that you choose or that resonate with you.