The mala, trengwa, in Tibetan is the buddhist's rosary, 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 support for the recitation of mantras, at the same time as it is used to count them if one has set to repeat a defined number.
The mala is composed of 108 strung pearls, which justifies its name, since it simply means "garland" (of pearls). The different components each contain a symbolic meaning specify: The large pearl (or Buddha's head) that closes the loop repeats the knowledge of emptiness. The small cone that surmounts it is the mark of emptiness itself.
Our article explaining in detail the mala and the creation process available via this link
As a gemologist graduated from the National Institute of Gemmology of Paris, all our stones are appraised and certified.
As a Malakara, we make all our malas ourselves while scrupulously respecting tradition.
Like all traditional malas, this piece is finished with a sliding knot below the final pearl (called Guru's pearl or Buddha's head) to loosen the mala for practice and tighten it once the exercise is over as shown in this video via this link
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This mala is composed of 20 rare sandalwood pearls from the so-called "laoshan" collection.
collectible sandalwood has become rare.
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 sandalwood by its characteristic fragrance persisting over time, and the quality of its wood.
Dimension of each pearl: 8mm by 8mm
Natural turquoise countersperles from the Hubei region and red "nan hong" agate from the south of the Yunnan region.
The whole is enhanced with old-fashioned 24k gold-plated copper. Traditional method dating back to the Ming Dynasty.
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