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Sorabe - { Madagascan Kambaba Stone }

Limited Offering: Only Two Available.

What on earth is Sorabe?

You've heard the legends of beautiful Madagascar. But have you heard of their beautiful language?

It's called Malagasy. It's spoken by the 18 million inhabitants of the beautiful island.

Now let us let you in on a little know fact: It's first written script used the Arabic alphabet!

This script is called Sorabe. (From the Arabic 'Surah'  and the Malagasy 'be' meaning large)

Sorabe was introduced by Muslim traders from Java and was adopted as the main writing system for centuries.

As a tribute to this beautiful legacy, let us a introduce you to this work of art.

Crafted with Ebony and Kambaba stone, a gorgeous green and black quartz only found in Madagascar, this tasbih is as unique as, well, Sorabe. 

Shipping fees are waived for this set.

 

Specifications
Bead Material Kambaba Gemstone
Stone Color Green and Black
Stone Refractive Index 1.5
Stone Mohs Hardness 7
Bead Count 100
Bead Diameter 8 mm
Bead Shape Spherical
Thread Type Braided Specialty Thread (Guaranteed for life)
Minaret Material African Black Wood
Tassel Type Africana (Hand-woven by Fatima)
Counters 2x (10 bead counters)
Maximum Repetitions 1 Million (Abacus Counting System)
Set Length 46 cm (not including tassel-work)
Tassel Length 11 cm
Weight 80 g