Handcrafted in Kathmandu, Nepal, these beads are made from yak bone that has been stained green, and inlaid with brass bands, and with chips of Turquoise and Coral. These are traditional buddhist prayer beads, they are strung in a loop of 108 beads.
Perfect for using and wearing as-is, they are also great for making your own yoga-inspired jewelry, malas, bracelets, and bohemian-style jewelry. This is a great size for bracelets and necklaces.
Each bead measures approximately 10mm, and the holes are approximately 2.5mm.
This listing is for one complete strand of mala beads.
Bead Size: 10 x 8mm
Strand Length: 33"
Approximate # of Beads: 108
Hole Size: 2.5mm
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Curious to know about the source of the bone?
In India and Nepal, not much is wasted. So instead of just eating the meat of an animal, every part of the animal is used: bones for things like beads, hides/hair for clothing and accessories and talismans, and the meat is consumed.
The making of these beads and pendants provides a livelihood for families in remote villages in Nepal and India, which we are honored to support and share with you.
A portion of all WSW sales will be donated to The Compassion Collective, which works to feed, clothe, shelter, and save our refugee and homeless sisters, brothers, and children in the US and worldwide.
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