Inside circumference: about 8 in.
This type of prayer rope is called Lestovka ("ladder") in the Old Russian tradition. The prayer rope looks like a flexible ladder with woven steps that symbolize the ladder of spiritual ascent.
These Lestovka prayer ropes are made in accordance with the ancient Russian tradition. They are handmade of soft black, brown or white leather and scrolls with the Jesus Prayer are woven into each of the knots. Every 10 steps are separated by a decorative bead.