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This audio tour will explore the aesthetic and ritual attributes of prayer beads used in traditions throughout Asia. Guided by the curator of the exhibition, Elena Pakhoutova, this audio tour will further discuss the origins of prayer beads, their symbolic meaning behind their structure and materiality of these ritual implements.

Count Your Blessings: The Art of Prayer Beads in Asia Rubin Museum of Art

    • Arts

This audio tour will explore the aesthetic and ritual attributes of prayer beads used in traditions throughout Asia. Guided by the curator of the exhibition, Elena Pakhoutova, this audio tour will further discuss the origins of prayer beads, their symbolic meaning behind their structure and materiality of these ritual implements.

    Introduction:101

    Introduction:101

    • 2 min
    The Origin of 108-Bead Garlands:102

    The Origin of 108-Bead Garlands:102

    • 2 min
    The Structure of Prayer Beads:103

    The Structure of Prayer Beads:103

    • 2 min
    Short Strands:104

    Short Strands:104

    • 1 min
    Materials and Their Symbolism:105

    Materials and Their Symbolism:105

    • 2 min
    Status and Practice:106

    Status and Practice:106

    • 1 min

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