Similar to the popular Maghribi 14mm, but arranged here in a 99 bead configuration with three sections of 33 beads. This is a substantial, hefty piece ready to be put to work! Lignum Vitae, or the ‘Wood of Life’, is a very attractive and dense wood with a deep green to brown color. Once used in the manufacture of ships, clocks, and machinery because of its self-lubricating properties, Lignum Vitae beads have a characteristic silky feel and emit a pleasant fragrance when used. Lignum Vitae, or Pelesenk, as it is known in Turkish, is among the most sought-after of the traditional materials in the Ottoman tasbih legacy.