This is so lovely to touch the beads as I say my daily mantra. Thank you.
Mala arrived intact and packed with love. I was reminded of my youth when opening my Christmas present, so exciting and with anticipation. The mala came wrapped with much care in nice paper which I carefully opened to reveal my new amber and coral mala which is simple yet visually striking. Excellent bead quality strung on very strong cord and also knotted very strong and firm at the end. The knotwork is perfection, expertly done and is so nice. I prefer this as I am not a big fan of tassels, typically. This mala is very lightweight and so good to take anywhere. It wrapped nicely four times around my wrist (I have average size wrists) which, I know is a selling point for some people so I wanted to tell that. The white metal counters really complete this mala and also add to the visual appeal. They (counters) work nicely and are made well. Overall this is a superb mala strung on durable cord very securely and I can see this mala lasting a long, long time. It is my new "travel mala" and I thank the artisan and Dharmashop for a high quality product. I am definitely going to purchase more (already have) and will be a lifetime customer. Knowing some of the funds go to such a worthy and great cause also sealed the deal for me. Mangalam!
I found the product, as with all products I purchase from Dharmashop, to be beautifully crafted. This is a wonderful but inexpensive mala. It is a handsome product with wonderful visual appeal and vibrant contrasting colors. The beads are well spaced for easy counting but not over spaced. I really can't say enough about the fair trade jewelry they offer. I have more than one mala from Dhatmashop and cherish each of them. This would be even better in a 9 mm bead configuration but the 8mm beads are fine and easy to manipulate between the thumb and ring finger.
I have rapid cycling bi polar disease as well as high anxiety issues and I'm on a large cocktail of medication. rapid cycling bi polar disease, is separate from bi polar, it means that I constantly have racing thoughts throughout the day and night. I do not want to take any more medication as I take close to 30 meds per day. our family leans towards Buddhism spiritual beliefs. having said all of that, I have found your website and I have ordered several items to help me settle my anxiety and my thoughts. I'm just starting to use both sets of the mala beads I purchased, and the 2 shawls. I have also have developed arthritis in my hands because of a condition with joints that you get over 40 years of crohns disease. I purchased the fingerless lined mittens and I find that they are perfect in helping with my joint arthritis. I also am a big believer of fair trade and providing people in Tibet and india, make a living. currently I have the colorful 4 inch Buddha in my cart and I'm waiting to find more items before I submit that order that will help me with meditation and bring more balance to my life. To sum things up I am already feeling more balanced in my mental health by using the items I purchase from your site. I am going to post a write up on my facebook page to put the word out about your company. I can't thank you and your team and the artisans enough and look forward to purchase more items from you. Judy Geluk
I like this mala for being colorful and having unusual tasseled counters.