The mala, trengwa, in Tibetan is the rosary of the Buddhist, the object from which the monk (or even the lay practitioner) almost never separates, holding it in his hand or wrapped around the wrist.
The mala is first of all a utilitarian onjet: it serves as a tactile medium for the recitation of mantras, at the same time as it is used to count them if one has set a set to repeat a defined number.
The mala is composed of 108 strung beads, which justifies its name, since it simply means "garland" (beads). The various components each contain a symbolic meaning specify: The big pearl (or Buddha's head) that closes the loop meets the knowledge of emptiness. The small cone that overcomes it is the mark of emptiness itself.
Our article explaining in detail the mala and the creative process available via this link
As a gemologist who graduated from the National Institute of Gemmology in Paris, all our stones are expert and certified.
As Malakara, we make all our malas ourselves, scrupulously respecting tradition.
This mala is composed of 108 rare sandalwood beads of so-called "laoshan" collection.
collection sandalwood has become rare.
The Indian sandalwood (S. album) is now very rare and therefore very expensive. Sandalwood from the Mysore region of South India is considered the best quality available. New plantations have been set up with the help of the international community in Tamil Nadu.
It is distinguished from other sandalwoods by its characteristic fragrance that persists over time, and the quality of its wood.
Dimension of each pearl: 6mm by 6mm
A counterperl is made of grade A nephrite jade that is neither treated nor fully natural tinted in Qinghai province.
The other contraperle is in agate called "nan hong" (southern red) of Yunnan province. This unusual volcanic agate holds its red color due to its natural cinnabar content.
These two beads are set in silver 925.
for all information on our activity and dates of exhibitions in miners' fairs.
1-8 business days
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.