There are many styles and sizes of naga shell beads available in Kathmandu and they all come from Nagaland. This amazing 108 bead mala features very special shell beads that are truly stunning, and is finished with a long cream-colored tassel. Full 108 bead naga shell malas are difficult to come by and sell quickly whenever we are lucky enough to find them.
The naga/conch shell represents the fame of the Buddha's teaching which spreads in all directions like the sound of the conch trumpet. It is a symbol which fearlessly proclaims the truth of the dharma.
Mala measures approximately 36 inches around. Beads are about 8mm. Tassel is about 4 inches long.