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Name: Padre

Alternate Name(s):

Used by: AC

Derived from: Said to be brought into southwest US by Catholic priests (padre is "Father" in Spanish).

Earliest Use: Sorensen 1971?

Origin: Chinese, 17th to 19th century.

Distinctive Trait: Blue is not uniform, but streaked with white; "satin-like finish".

Distribution: North America, Asia.

Remarks: Common Chinese export bead. Name a little parochial.



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