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Inlaid Bone Impermanence Mala

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  • 108 bead mala featuring hand carved yak bone beads that are inlaid with pieces of turquoise, coral, brass and copper with magnesite skull spacers.  Each bead is unique!
  • The skull in Buddhism is often recognized as a symbol of impermanence.  This, along with bone beads, allow us to reflect upon the Buddhist teachings of impermanence.
  • They serve as a reminder to live in the present moment; because nothing is permanent, everything is possible.

In the Himalayas, it is typical for large animals such as yak or water buffalo to be used for service, food, clothing, utensils, 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.

Mala measures approximately 30 inches around with an adjustable knot.  Beads are about 8mm.  Made in Nepal.

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4.8 Based on 6 Reviews
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Derek L.
United States United States
A Mala with a decent weight to it

I recently bought the Inlaid Bone Impermanence Mala. I like how it's not too big ,but just the right size.It also has a decent weight to it. Again the quality is good, just like their other products. Thanks again Dharma Shop.

Derek S.
United States United States
Inspiring Piece

Im really digging this mala. It is very well made. The tiny skulls are flawless. It reminds me to be more grounded and gracious.

Robert R.
United States United States
Beautiful in form and functional

This mala is fantastic. My most recent mala was a bodhi seed one that received millions of recitations and was worn out. Once the guru bead broke, it was time for a new one. At just over 5,000 recitations, this mala is functioning beautifully and with great comfort -- it is certainly magnificent to see, but also just as wonderful to use.

Alex H.
United States United States

This piece is absolutely gorgeous. The photos do not do it justice! They have earned a lifelong customer!

Sean P.
Intricate beauty

The mala is another stunning piece from dharma shop, with beautiful craftsmanship and artistry. The colors are bold and extremely complementary of each other, with a solid weight against the body. I have loved each item I have received from this shop and this is no exception. Another beautiful mala to wear and compliment my spiritual practice. Namaste

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