Hand Carved Skull Wrist Mala

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  • This classic Tibetan wrist mala features handmade and hand carved small yak bone beads.
  • Each bead is hand carved individually the shape of a skull from yak bone.  The skull in Buddhism is often recognized as a symbol of impermanence.
  • This wrist mala serves as a powerful reminder to be here now and to live in the present moment; because nothing is permanent, everything is possible.

A note about bone beads:  In the Himalayas, it is typical for large animals such as yak or water buffalo to be used for service, food, clothing, and ritual items.  Given the limited amount of resources and the religious practices of the people in the region, it is important that none of the animal goes to waste.  These amazing bone beads are handcrafted by artisans who recycle and reuse everything in daily life and spiritual practice.

Wrist mala measures approximately 6.5 inches around on stretchy cord.  Beads are about 6mm.  Made in Nepal.

Customers love pairing with our Tiny Black Wooden Skull Wrist Mala!

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Andy S.
United States United States
Very Cool Piece

Love it! Giving it to my son for his 18th birthday. I like it so much I’m considering getting one for myself.

Andy S.
United States United States
Second review

Slight downgrade....while I love the concept and design....I agree with previous reviewer. Needs to be bigger. While taking it off for the second time, it exploded. Found majority of beads. Went out and bought my own elastic bracelet string. Cut it to 10”.....could still be a little longer for a man. Need more beads though to complete the bracelet with the longer length.

Dharma Shop

Hello Andy, thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback. I am sorry to hear that this design has worn prematurely, and we are happy to help in anyway we can! The Hand Carved Skull Wrist Mala includes 6mm skull beads and overall measures 6.5" in size, so if your wrist is a bit larger than 6.5" that could be what caused that wear. Everyone's bracelet size can vary slightly, so if your wrist is larger than this measurement know that we are happy to assist with a custom size! Please email us at info@dharmashop.com with your exact wrist measurement and we can walk you through the additional fee and checkout process. I hope this information is helpful! We appreciate your feedback and support!

Eckhard K.
United States United States
AWESOME real bone beads!

If they offered 2 sizes, standard and XL then I would have given 5 stars. My bones are thick and I could use 4 more beads to reduce the pressure on my wrist, but at the sametime I have skull imprints in my skin which makes me laugh! I really appreciate the simplicity and grace of these skulls along with the knowledge that they too will disappear when I am gone, unlike so much of the plastic junk made in this world. Thank you

Dharma Shop

Hello Eckhard, thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback! Everyone's wrist size can vary, so know that we are always happy to assist with a custom size if this design is not a good fit for daily wear. We are so happy to hear that you are enjoying this design so far, but if you do decide that resizing is best, never hesitate to email us at info@dharmashop.com and we can help further. Namaste!

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