String of beads used to recite the Holy Rosary (from the Latin word “rosarium” meaning “of roses”), the traditional Catholic prayer commemorating the twenty "mysteries" of the life of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary, reciting one Our Father, one Hail Mary and one Gloria after each one. It apparently comes from the Muslim tasbih, introduced to Europe by the Crusaders, which in turn has Indian origin. A papal bull by Pope Pius V, written in 1596, states that it was Saint Dominic, the founder of the Order of Preachers, who introduced the rosary in the Christian world in the year 1221.
Small bracelet of Colombian origin consisting of ten knots. In South America, where they come from, they are used as prayer beads. Originally they are made of terlenca thread, and from them hangs a small cross by auction or ring that is used to take it on the finger and keep track of what is said.