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Traditional Himalayan Wrist Mala


Wrist mala with hand carved yak bone beads that are inlaid with pieces of turquoise, coral and brass tones on brown cord.  Also features 3 vintage style brass inlaid accent beads.  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.

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, 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.

Adjustable wrist mala measures approximately 6 1/2 inches around when fully tightened and opens to about 10 inches.  Beads are about 10mm.  Made in Nepal.