60 strings of tiny, tiny, tiny white seed pearls to be used in jewelry making. They were originally purchased in early 1992 from a pearls importer but have just been stored since then. I believe they are strung on silk rather than horsehair but not completely sure. The original purchase price was $1150 due to the tiny, delicate pearls that are each around a millimeter in size. The strands are 19.5 inches long. These are very rare pearls and highly prized in jewelry because of the skill needed to create.