The story behind this mala is one of our favorites! On their trip to Nepal in October 2019, DharmaShop owners, Christy and Sander Cohen were walking a kora around the Boudhanath stupa when they saw an individual seller with a variety of bodhi seed malas. As they began talking with the seller, monks from the nearby monastery came by and they discussed the beautiful quality of the beads. With some helpful encouragement from the monks, Sander and Christy went on to purchase a few of these antique bodhi malas from that seller.
Mala measures approximately 37 inches around. Beads are 8-11mm.
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