Uttu Pocket Prayer Beads: Sumerian/Mesopotamian Goddess of Weaving
This set of Uttu pocket prayer beads consists of twelve beads joining the string is a pendant, a symbol representing the goddess: a spider. In the Sumerian language, the cuneiform symbol for Uttu's name is the same as that for "spider."
It is made with 10mm jet black fire-polished Czech glass, 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 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 Uttu, 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.