This mala is made with 108 impression jasper 8 mm round stone beads. The guru bead is a happy Buddha head carved in sandalwood (19 x 22 mm). The entire mala is hand knotted on turquoise nylon cord and contains no marker beads.
The handmade silk tassel is approximately 4 inches long and is made from a mix of turquoise, light green, brown, and ecru silk threads.
The mala is approximately 18.25 inches long from the top of the loop to the guru bead and 23 inches from the top of the loop to the bottom of the tassel when fully stretched out.
Impression jasper (formerly known as variscite) is a jasper-like stone that has yet to be given a scientific name as its actual nature is still somewhat of a mystery.
Although I have done my best to photograph the color of this item accurately, please allow for variations in monitor settings and for the fact that the photo is taken under high powered lights.
This item comes in a gift box suitable for gift giving.
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