Balinese Black Wood Mala Necklace, Tanzanite Circle Pendant
Rare hand carved Balinese black wood mala beads with a main “Buddha bead” and two accent beads (traditionally referred to as a meru or guru beads) made from sterling silver and tanzanite. The usual construction of a full mala consists of 108 beads strung with silk thread and knotted. Functional for meditation practice these mala beads can also to be worn as necklaces, wrapped as a bracelet, or simply carried in a pocket, purse or briefcase. There are multiple explanations for the use of 108 beads and most focus on astrological, spiritual or numerological reasons such as divisibility by 9, a magical number, also astrologically significant. Each piece is one of a kind and hand made.
Necklace drop measures approximately 25"
100% Silk thread, Balinese black wood, tanzanite and sterling silver
Hand made in California