Tefnut Prayer Bead Necklace in Lapis Lazuli: Egyptian Goddess of the Waters and the Rains,
Prayer beads for Tefnut, Egyptian goddess of moisture
Devotional beads for prayer and meditation, may be worn as a necklace
Approximately 27" (68 cm) in length, made with 6mm lapis lazuli, natural stone beads may vary in appearance
Made by hand with love and care at a very small home-based business
This set of Tefnut prayer beads in lapis lazuli is a long loop of 42 beads, joined by an additional bead and a pendant a symbol representing the goddess: a lion. Tefnut is often depicted in art as a woman with the head of a lioness.
It is made with 6mm lapis lazuli gemstone beads, separated by silver-toned metal spacer beads and glass seed beads to provide a comfortable transition from one bead to the next and to make the piece supple and easy to handle. Lapis was a stone frequently used in ancient Egypt for jewelry and other items.
The beads are approximately 26.5" (67.3cm) in length. They are designed to be used in prayer and contemplation, but can also decorate an altar or shrine, or adorn a statue if desired. With 42 beads on the loop, they are intended to be useful as well for meditation on the Negative Confessions or Declarations of Innocence, an enumeration of the principles of ma'at (truth and order) included in many Egyptian Books of the Dead.
The beads can also be worn slipped over the head as a necklace. If you plan to wear it, please make sure a 26.5" (67.3) loop will fit easily over your head, as this piece has no clasp (although it can be made with one if desired--please contact me for information on customization!).
The beads come with a prayer to the goddess, a copy of the Negative Confessions, and 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.