This monk's mala is made of small, dark phoenix eye bodhi seed beads that have been cut on each end and polished, making them flat in the traditional manner. Mala includes naga shell, green howlite, and red copal spacers with a naga guru bead. It features traditional, antique-style, Tibetan bell and dorje mala counters that are hand strung on leather. Perfect monk's mala for everyday meditation. Because each necklace is handcrafted, beads may vary slightly in shape or color.
Bodhi seeds have sacred meaning throughout Buddhism. The dark-speckled seeds have special meaning for all seekers of divine wisdom. "Bodhi" in Sanskrit means enlightenment; as an "enlightened" seed, many practitioners use these malas for their essence and inherent teachings within each seed.
Mala measures approximately 35 inches around. Bodhi beads, green howlite, and red copal spacers are about 10mm. Naga bead is 11mm, naga shell guru bead is 17mm. Made in Nepal.