27.75″ long (including tassel); Bead length 43″, Cloisonné 1.5″ tall x 1 1/8″ wide, weight 3.7 oz. Sterling and fine silver bezel setting. 24kt gold cloisonné wire & embellishments.
8 mm onyx beads: Regeneration, happiness, intuition, instincts Inscription: “peace, hope, joy, love”
Malas (Buddhist prayer beads) are made with 108 gemstone beads and a tassel representing the thousand petal lotus, symbol of the crown chakra. It is said that there are 108 paths to enlightenment and 108 lines of energy that come together to form the heart chakra. It is also said that there are 108 reasons why the number 108 is sacred. As the beads pass through the hand, pause for a moment with the Guru bead (cloisonné) and thank the teachers for all they have taught. A mala is a sacred object to be treated with respect. The genuine gemstone beads are hand knotted with silk. Choose a mala with your heart.
All malas are constructed with inner tubing for ease in restringing if it ever becomes necessary.