108 small ceramic beads make up this beautiful mala. Crafted with our handmade beads in rich ebony black it is interspersed with Afghani brass and faceted glass spacers. It is also long enough to wear wrapped around the neck twice as a pretty double necklace.
Bead size: 8mm
Length: 42 inches
Afghani brass spacers
The mala is traditionally used for counting as you repeat a mantra – or prayers. Some viewed the number, 108, as a number of the wholeness of existence. This number also connects the Sun, Moon and Earth: the average distance of the sun and the moon to earth is 108 times their respective diameters.
Our beads are handmade by local Khmer women at our workshop/studio near Angkor Wat, Cambodia.