Artificial Resins

The artificial resin is a combination (mixture) of various man-made resins. These are produced chemically ( artificially ) in laboratories and they are polyesteric. With the help of these artificial polyesteric resins we can imitate – at a percentage of 80% - the most important resin, amber, the material of which the best kombolois of all ages have been made. To become more specific, if we take a bead of amber and imitate its shape, its colour and its weigh in a laboratory, someone would need great attention in order to see the difference between the artificial (polyesteric) and the natural resin (amber). The komboloi made of artificial resin are of very high quality and they cannot be characterised as "plastic" by no means. Our own grandfathers were playing with those. Naturally, the polyesterics of our grandparents’ age was a material called "bakelite" which is not widely used today. Bakelite was also created in laboratories, mixing such artificial materials (resins).

A komboloi made of artificial resin is not necessarily of the same weight with another such kind of komboloi of artificial resin even if they both have beads of the same shape and size. Thus, we have the ability to create the artificial resin mixture according to the weight we desire our komboloi to have.

We meet the first artificial polyesteric resins quite far in the past. In Turkey, these kombolois are called "Katalin". They started being manufactured in the 1880’s and are still being produced. In Persia (Iran), they started being manufactured at around the same chronological period, they still are and they are called "Sudurus". In Egypt, during the 1960’s, some mixtures of artificial resins were created which were called "old Egyptian mixture". In Greece they are called "Special artificial resin" or "old Greek mixture" and, unfortunately, there are very few such masters of the craft remaining today.


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CodeDescriptionBead DiameterPrice (€)Buy
TR2Artificial resin - Orange 8,5 x 7 mm10
TR3Artificial resin - transparent -silver 10 x 8 mm10
TR4Artificial resin - red (transparent) 10 x 8 mm10
TR5Artificial resin - Black and Brown 10x12mm12
TR6Artificial resin - Dark orange 8 x 9 mm10
TR7Artificial resin - green 10x12mm12
TR8Artificial resin - Brown 8,5 x 8,5 mm10
TR9Artificial resin - Orange 9 x 9 mm10
TR10Artificial resin - Brown 8-9 mm10
TR11Artificial resin - Turqoise with stripes 11 x 11 mm10
TR12Artificial resin - Multi-coloured 11 x 11 mm10
TR13Artificial resin -gray 11 x 11 mm12
TR14 10x12mm10
TR15Artificial resin - Iridescent purple 10 x 10 mm10
TR16Artificial resin - Brown 11 x 9 mm10
TR17Artificial resin - Red 13 x 9 mm10
TR18Artificial resin - Blue (transparent) 10,5 x 11 mm10
TR19Artificial resin - Yellow 12 x 10 mm12
TR20Artificial Resin - Red coral 13 x 10 mm12
TR21Artificial resin - Transparent red with spots 12 x 10 mm12
TR22Artificial resin - white 13,5 x 10,5 mm12
TR23Artificial resin - Dark red 13 x 10 mm12
TR24Artificial resin - Orange with stripes 13,5 x 10,5 mm12
TR25Artificial resin - dark orange transparent 13 x 10 mm12
TR26Artificial resin - Transparent red 12 x 10 mm12
TR27hiney colour with black transparent 14x1420
TR28Wellow 13x1320
TR29Artificial resin - Black with orange 14?14 mm20
TR30Artificial resin - Dark green (transparent) 14 x 14 mm15
TR31Artificial resin - Transparent red 14 x 13 mm15

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