I really love the texture of these Bodhi seeds, very earthy and rustic looking. I wanted this to leave my own imprint on the seeds over time. The adjustment takes a little time to get used to, but is pretty easy to do. The seeds feel great for counting, too. You feel the shape and texture of each seed and for me the connection to the tree it came from.
Around the time when COVID 19 was first spreading in the US, I ordered several items from DharmaShop, including this vintage style bodhi wrist Mala. Even with the challenges at that time, they worked quickly to fulfill my order and I received everything fast. This bracelet is beautiful and it just gets better with age. I have larger than average wrists, but after a few uses the design adjusted a bit and now after owning for a year it is very easy to get on and off. Despite wearing almost daily, the cordage is holding up very well and the Bodhi beads/seeds are aging nicely. When received, the beads were clearly authentic but also shiny and pristine. The shininess has definitely tempered but it only makes the bracelet prettier. Exactly what I was looking for: excellent build quality, gentle “seasoning” and large beads. The bracelet looks nice but more importantly it is very soothing. I like to fidget with things and I find myself caressing the beads to calm myself without thought. I would recommend to anyone. Even came back and bought a few things for my wife.
The bracelet I ordered is absolutely gorgeous and such a comfort to carry. Thank you!
This bracelet is wonderfully rugged and raw. Get the feel of unpolished and straight from the source. Staff was also kind and efficient when correcting a mixup I had with the shipping
The size adjustment is awesome. It makes it comfortable to wear, easy to take off, and adjustable to make it comfortable for use as a mala. My only recommendation would be the bead number being multiples of 9, however I understand the limitations due to bead size and desired parameters for wear. Overall I love it, and would definitely recommend these products in the future. I know my next mala will be from DharmaShop.