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. This antique-style 108 bead mala is made with naturally dyed yak bone beads that are inlaid with pieces of turquoise, coral, copper and brass. It features a unique turquoise guru bead along with traditional style bell and dorje mala counters.
In the Himalayas, it is typical for large animals such as yak or water buffalo to be used for service, food, clothing, 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 28 inches around. Beads are about 12-13mm. Made in Nepal.