Mala is a Sanskrit word meaning "garland". It is also the term for a string of beads that has been used by sages and those with spiritual aspirations for thousands of years. Also called yoga beads, a Mala necklace is used to keep count of mantra repetitions during meditation.
African opal is a stone that is known to provide gentle, nurturing emotional support. Since ancient times, it has been believed to heal disordered energy.
This Mala is hand knotted using strong waxed cotton cording. The beads are a beautiful 8mm African opal and the strand is finished with a pyrite guru bead. The pendant is a clay sitting Buddha which was handmade in Thailand.
Total length of the mala is approximately 42" and 44" including the pendant.