This is a Premium Grade misbaha hand crafted by master craftsmen and polished to an amazingly brilliant luster. 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 and red can be glimpsed below the brilliant surface of the beads. It takes on an excellent polish which increases with use. It is strung in the Ottoman style with 99 9mm beads. Features single decorative captive ring on the Imama.