Introduction to Aroundsquare Begleri
Begleri is a remarkable little skill toy that originated in Greece, as an adaptation of the traditional Greek rosary/ worry beads known as komboloi. The komboloi were often flipped around and between the fingers, and over time this practice led to the simpler, linear design of begleri. Begleri consists of beads secured at either end of a cord, usually in a symmetrical arrangement, which can be flipped around the fingers to perform tricks. Traditional begleri were cherished items, and were often made from materials such as semi-precious stones. Aroundsquare respects this history, and continues the tradition, with innovative designs, precision machined from top grade materials.
Aroundsquare has been instrumental in the development of modern begleri around the world, through groundbreaking advances in the styles of play, innovative design work, and the development of community infrastructure to support the proliferation and evolution of this remarkable toy. Our recent work seeks to bring modern begleri back around full circle to its traditional roots as an elegant accessory and lifestyle item, promoting creativity, relaxation, and manual dexterity for players of all ages.
Our begleri are available in dozens of configurations, with designs and materials to suit players of any age, style, and budget. Our full begleri collection can be viewed on the collection page.
For a deeper dive on begleri, check out our additional pages on:
Begleri Manipulation, Grips, and Tricks