Each of these special beads has been formed by hand, as well as painted and finished by hand. We aren't quite sure if these are really plaster, but they certainly feel like plaster clay. They are quite special as they each created by an artisan individually.
The stringing hole runs from side to side, through this little fellow's head right beneath his horns. The bead measures about 1-1/16 inch high by 7/8 inch wide.