This monk's mala includes disk-shaped polished bone beads with bone and carnelian spacers. It features a larger guru bead as well as traditional, antique-style, Tibetan bell and dorje mala counters that are hand strung on leather. Perfect monk's mala for everyday meditation.
A note about bone beads: Tibetan nomadic life is hard, and in the cold there is little to eat. Yak and water buffalo are main staples in Nepal and Tibet, and when an animal is used for food nothing is wasted. These amazing bone beads are handcrafted by artisans who recycle and reuse everything in daily life and spiritual practice.
Carnelian promotes confidence and creativity, giving you the courage to make positive life choices. It is believed to protect the wearer from negativity and restore self-esteem and happiness. Known as a stone of motivation and endurance, leadership and courage, Carnelians have protected and inspired throughout history.
Mala measures approximately 24 inches around. Bone beads are about 10mm, carnelian spacer beads are 10mm. Due to the natural element of the bone beads, mala circumference may vary slightly.