Background FAQ...

What is a Paternoster?

A Paternoster is a string of prayer beads that were used by people throughout medieval Europe both as an aid to personal prayer and as a of fashion accessory. See the HISTORY page for more background details.

What is a Guild?

A guild is a medieval association of craftsmen or merchants for the protection and mutual aid of a group of workers engaged in the same occupation in  a medieval city or town. They also existed to ensure high standards and a high quality of work, and to look after the old and sick members of the guild. The craft guilds were associations of artisans and craftsmen in one particular branch of industry, such as shoemaking or weaving or carpentry, or making Paternosters. Guilds have sometimes been called the unions of the past.


Practical FAQ...

What payment system do you use?

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Is your site secure?

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Do I have to have a PayPal account to buy?

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