These very long malas are quite striking. They are made of water buffalo bone hand carved to look like skulls. Features a red rayon tassel.
A note about bone beads: Tibetan nomadic life is hard, and in the cold there is little to eat. Water buffalo is a main staple in Nepal and Tibet and when an animal is used for food nothing is wasted. These amazing bone beads are hand inlaid by artisans who recycle and reuse everything in daily life and spiritual practice.
Measures approximately 53-55 inches in circumference. Contains 12mm by 8mm beads. Each mala varies as the beads are a natural material carved by hand.