This one-of-a-kind true antique bodhi seed monk's mala features dark bodhi beads with true turquoise nuggets, naga shell accents, and a lapis focal bead. The antique beads are well used and the Tibetan turquoise pieces are absolutely gorgeous. Mala includes a unique bone cap bead as well as hand strung traditional Tibetan style bell and dorje mala counters on leather. Strung loosely, this is a great mala for meditation practice.
Bodhi seed beads can be used for counting all types of mantras and prayers. These dark-speckled seed beads 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 49 inches around. Bodhi beads are about 12-13mm, larger turquoise pieces are about 1 inch long. Made in Nepal.