A mala is a set of beads commonly used by Hindus and Buddhists for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity. They are sacred and beautiful and can be worn as a necklace or wrapped around your wrist multiple times. Malas are made with 108 beads and a guru bead. They can be made with fewer beads, such as 18, 27, or 54, which would require the user to make several rotations to complete their full meditation. The number 108 has spiritual significance as it is believed that we have 108 lines of energy in our bodies which converge to form the anahata, or the heart chakra.
Wood malas are made with 8mm beads.
Mala #1 - Made with light and dark pink dyed wood beads and Mookaite Jasper beads. The guru stone is a faceted, barrel shaped, rose quartz. The tassel is 2" long and made with pink silky thread.
Mala #2 - Made with cream and light pink dyed wood beads, Rose Quartz beads, a barrel shaped, faceted Rose Quartz guru stone, and a 2" silky, pink tassel.
Mala #3 - Made with an mix of dark peach, light peach, and pale beige dyed wood beads, a Jasper guru stone, and a 1" peach colored, cotton tassel.
Mala #4 - Made with an array of cream and peach dyed wood beads, a Jasper guru stone, and a 2" cream colored, silky tassel.