Remarkable mala beads handcrafted from exceptionally high quality Nepalese bodhi seed that has been paired with turquoise nuggets and silver plated spacers. These beads display a beautiful rounded shape, the desirable "Phoenix Eye" pattern and a warm rich dark brown color.
These are old stock malas that were made before the Chinese started purchasing huge amounts of the Nepalese bodhi groves. Bodhi seed of this caliber, or bodhi seed in general, is becoming very scarce in any size and will only continue to increase in cost. We were very fortunate to come across a small treasure trove of these very special malas. Bodhi seed malas are highly sought after by collectors. Fair Trade and artisan-crafted in Nepal.
Hanging Length: 19.5 inches
Bead Diameter: 11.5mm