This amazing mala has been hand-knotted with love and care. Can be used as a bracelet too.
The Anatomy of a Mala
Traditionally, a mala has 108 beads, but you can use factors of 108, such as 18, 27, 36, or 54, to make a shorter mala that can be worn as a bracelet.
Also with tradition, sandalwood, or tulsi beads are used in malas; however, any gemstone that has the energetic properties highly encouraged.
The guru bead is the bead that the tassel will attach directly to. The guru bead symbolizes the student-guru relationship and is to be respected. When using a mala for mantra repetition, you will never skip over the guru bead.
The tassel is the cluster of string at the bottom of the mala. Each strand of the tassel is an extension of the cords that bind the necklace together and our connection to the divine and one another.
A true sign of a traditionally crafted mala is a simple hand knot in between each bead. Overhand knotting not only makes the mala stronger but also provides the perfect amount of space between beads.
This is one of a kind necklace. I will only be making one mala at a time to keep the specialness of the necklace.