Transparent Faturan - Persian Bakelite 1930-1960

In the 19th century an Arab scientist called Faturan created an amber based mixture of amber and bakelite which got the name “Faturan” in his honor. It’s a procedure unknown to us today which entails the welding of amber and bakelite filings into a solid material. The authentic Faturan comes only in the shades of red because the craftsmen used to dye the filings with natural dyes, brandy or wine before welding them. The last kombolois of this type had been made by 1940 and are especially rare and therefore collectible.
There is also another type of komboloi which is called “Transparent Faturan – Persian Bakelite” and it is made of a mixture of artificial resins and especially bakelite created in Persia during the period 1930-1960. This type of kombolois are the last remaining from that time and are also collectible because although they are still made today- called Faturan komboloi – they are in fact simple artificial resins (Faturan replicas).


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CodeDescriptionBead DiameterPrice (€)Buy
BP31Transparent faturan - Persian Bakelite 1930-60 13-13 mm207
BP32Transparent faturan - Persian Bakelite 1930-60 15-19 mm296
BP33Transparent faturan - Persian Bakelite 1930-60 15-16 mm326
BP34Transparent faturan - Persian Bakelite 1930-60 15-19 mm182
BP35Transparent faturan - Persian Bakelite 1930-60 12-14 mm268
BP36Transparent faturan - Persian Bakelite 1930-60 10x12 mm108
BP37Transparent faturan - Persian Bakelite 1930-60 11-13 mm120
BP38Transparent faturan - Persian Bakelite 1930-60 13-15 mm178
BP39Transparent faturan - Persian Bakelite 1930-60 12x12 mm216
BP40Transparent faturan - Persian Bakelite 1930-60 12-15 mm129
BP41Faturan - Persian Bakelite 1930-60 10x12 mm138
BP42Transparent faturan - Persian Bakelite 1930-60 11-14 mm68
BP43Transparent faturan - Persian Bakelite 1930-60 14-15 mm159
BP44Transparent faturan - Persian Bakelite 1930-60 12-13 mm112
BP45Transparent faturan - Persian Bakelite 1930-60 13-15 mm121
BP46Transparent faturan - Persian Bakelite 1930-60 14-17 mm158
BP47Transparent faturan - Persian Bakelite 1930-60 15-16 mm178
BP48Transparent faturan - Persian Bakelite 1930-60 15-18 mm163
BP49Transparent faturan - Persian Bakelite 1930-60 14x14 mm219

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