Tourist & Resident Guide to Iran

Monday, February 19, 2007

Tasbi (prayer beads)

tasbi (prayer beads)
Strings of prayer beads are known as tasbi in Iran and here are some on sale in Tajrish bazaar. Most often they are seen dangling from the hands of middle- to old-aged men who tend to fiddle with them rather aimlessly. However for devout grandmothers, they are indispensable tools for tallying the number of prayers required to get a grandson into university or a sister out of her sickbed.

1 comment:

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