Made using a true antique bodhi seed mala purchased directly by the DharmaShop team in Kathmandu. From that 108 bead mala, our jewelry specialist was able to string 6 incredible antique bodhi wrist malas with a 9-Eyed Dzi bead centerpiece!
- Made of 18 small, well used bodhi beads that are full of incredible detail. Each bead is rich in color with a beautiful sheen and texture. These antique beads have been restrung on stretchy cord.
- The 9-Eyed Dzi bead comes directly from DharmaShop founder, Sander Cohen's personal collection that has accumulated over the last 20 years throughout his travels to Kathmandu and Taiwan.
"Bodhi" in Sanskrit means enlightenment; as an "enlightened" seed, many practitioners use these malas for their essence and inherent teachings within each seed. These dark-speckled seed beads have special meaning for all seekers of divine wisdom.
Dzi beads are believed to bring protection and prosperity to the wearer. The 9-Eyed Dzi bead assists its owner in gathering wealth, achieving good health and success, as well as gaining power, compassion, and glory. It is a mystical bead that acts as a protector, expelling evil. 9-Eyed Dzi is one of the most sought after, believed to represent the nine planetary systems and its astrological essence.
Measures approximately 7 inches around on stretchy cord. Beads are about 10mm. Dzi is about 1.6 inches long.