108 8mm lotus seed beads are hand strung with 6 8mm onyx and 3 10mm jade marker beads on black cord.
The lotus flower, from whence Padmasambhava was born, is prized and honored among Buddhists. The pure, delicate flower arises from bogs and slowly develops a beautiful seed head from which these seeds are extracted. These dried seeds are then smoothed and sealed to make a lasting prayer bead mala. Their texture, weight and size are ideal for daily mantras and wearing.
Onyx jewelry is worn to defend against negativity. Black stones have protective energies in the sense that black is the absence of light, and therefore, can be used to create invisibility. Jade is said to bless whatever it touches; it is cherished as a protective talisman and is considered a powerful healing stone.
Measures approximately 36 inches around. Handmade in Nepal.