- Last year we found an unopened box from Kathmandu that was almost 20 years old. In it was a handful of spectacular 10-12mm bodhi seed malas. DharmaShop founder, Sander Cohen, oiled and restrung the bodhi beads around a true agate modern Dzi bead centerpiece with a Tiger Tooth motif. Two small Thai vermeil spacers surround the Dzi.
Sander was able to bring the last Tiger Tooth Dzi beads from his personal collection into the office for our jewelry specialist to hand string with our bodhi seed beads from Nepal. These will go fast!
- You guys loved the design so much that once we ran out, we had our friend and mala maker in Kathmandu, Dipendra, search high and low for bodhi beads of the same quality, size, and age. After a few weeks of searching, he was able to source some equally incredible bodhi beads and create this mala for us once again!
Bodhi seed beads can be used for counting all types of mantras as well as other prayers. These dark-speckled seed beads have special meaning for all seekers of divine wisdom. "Bodhi" in Sanskrit means enlightenment; as an "enlightened" seed, many practitioners use these malas for their essence and inherent teachings within each seed.
Tiger Teeth Dzi can assist the owner with concentration, determination, and completion. It is also revered as a spiritual object, capable of keeping away evil things and bodily protection. This Dzi is known to bring courage, success, and protection. "Tiger Teeth" describes the design and style of Dzi bead, they are not made from tiger teeth.
Bracelet measures approximately 7.25 inches around on stretchy cord. Bodhi beads are 10-12mm. Dzi measures about 1.25 inch long.