Genuine Jujube Striped Cut Rosary with 10mm wood beads. Wood color will vary on each rosary.
This 20-inch rosary features a laser-engraved Marian centerpiece and crucifix. The beads are 10mm in diameter and have a stroked texture. Crucifix, centerpiece and beads are made of jujube wood. These Jujube wood rosaries are all hand made using durable cord. The centerpieces and crucifixes are all precisely laser cut. These rosaries have a great feel to them and are designed to be prayed with for a very long time.
WHAT IS JUJUBE WOOD? There are about 100 species of jujube composed of trees and shrubs found chiefly in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. Christ's Thorn Jujube (Ziziphus spina-christi) is one of these. This spiny tree grows in Israel in all valleys and lowlands. The tree and its parts appear to have been in use in Pharaonic industry (carpentry), diet and medicine. In Christian tradition, the tree was identified with the thorn bush with which Jesus was crowned before his crucifixion. This is also the source for the scientific name (spina-christi). Christian pilgrims took branches of the tree back to their homeland as souvenirs in the belief that Jesus's crown of thorns was made from such branches. The wood is heavy and durable and serves well for artistic woodwork.