This set of Prayer Beads, called a Mala or Rosary is made of Sandalwood (Santalum album), a very fragrant, fine-grained, yellow wood from Asia.Treasured for centuries, having a slight, but lovely, sandalwood scent. You may keep it in your puja altar for positive vibrations or as a garland for your deity idol. You may also wear it around your neck. Measures approximately 30 inches long which allows for it either to be worn around the neck or coiled around the wrist. Made with the Tibetan Buddhist's traditional number of beads: 108. Also includes a guru bead, called the three-hole bead or tower bead. Embellished with a gold tassel strung from a guru bead. Handmade in Nepal.Beads are strung on a durable elastic cord. While not in use, easy to put on and off as a necklace or bracelet by wrapping around your wrist.
Sandalwood is a traditional material used in malas in both Nepal and Tibet. Bone represents the earth and our connection to it. Sandalwood is also said to signify strength and to amplify prana (life force energy).
Slight variations in color and finish may be present, contributing to the individual beauty of each piece. Minor imperfections are true characteristics of hand-crafted jewelry.
Beads are strung on a durable elastic cord. While not in use, easy to put on and off as a necklace or bracelet by wrapping around your wrist.