Coix seeds have a lovely pearly-white to greyish sheen and natural hole in them for beading. The tall grain-bearing wild grass is native to Southeast Asia. Its grains have a hard shell. The plant also is cultivated and naturalized around the world, including its cereal varieties which are more soft-shelled. The beads/grains shown here have a tough, hard shell. There are slight variations in the appearance of each bead; some have more brown coloration than others.
These beads are approximately 8 mm long.
Common names: Coixseed, Tear grass, Job's tears, David's tears, Christ's tears, Hato mugi, Adlay or Adlai, Imfibinga, Vaijanti. == Shipped in packets of 20 beads ==