The Maghribi range has full, wheel-shaped disc beads around 14mm in diameter. We have experimented with the geometry of the disc shape and this one seems to be the best yet. The beads almost flow through your fingers by themselves! The Beads have a width of around 7mm at the hole and a balanced taper towards the rim making ample room for the fingers to move them along. Strung with 99 beads, 2 markers and a 10 bead counter on top. African Blackwood has been used for fine woodwork since the time of the ancient Egyptians. It is a lustrous hardwood with beautiful subtleties of color beneath the surface. Often hues of green, purple, brown and red can be glimpsed below the brilliant surface of the beads. It takes on an excellent polish which increases with use, and usually matures to a solid black patina.