This one-of-a-kind monk's mala is handmade in Nepal and includes disk-shaped yak or water buffalo bone beads with beautiful true agate spacers. Features a large naga shell guru bead. Perfect monk's mala for everyday meditation.
A note about bone usage: 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 25 inches around. Bone beads are about 16mm, naga shell beads are 14mm, true agate spacers are about 15mm, guru bead is 22mm.