Inlaid Bone Impermanence Mala

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This 108 bead mala features 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.  Beads are about 8mm.  Made in Nepal.

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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

Mary S.
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At first the beads felt too tight but in using it they are loosening up really beautiful beads good purchase I have never been disappointed in any of my purchases thank you Peace

They are much better after using them

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