Prayer Beads: a hands on history
Rowan Berran McDowell
Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Arts & Sciences
An approach to learning about period prayer beads that will allow you to make a version of your own while also learning about the basics. Bead kits will be available- they will contain 53 beads and some stringing materials or bring your own beads to class if you would like. We'll talk about how praying on beads got started and how prayer beads evolved. We'll be making tenners, chaplets, a short mala, a tesbih or a full 53 bead rosary. I'll even show you how to tie the knots between the beads if you'd like- for that you should bring a pointy tweezer to facilitate knot tying. Questions will be answered to the best of my ability. Examples will be available for "look and touch". A handout will cover the highlights on prayer bead usage through the centuries as well as basic instructions for making various bead configurations.