The first prayer beads (“Sanskrit: mala, meaning “garland”) grew out of the Vedic tradition in India and were the prototype for prayer beads in later world cultures. (For more information on history and meaning, see our About Malas section.)
Our wood and seed malas are strung either on woven nylon cord with decorative knots, or on flexible wire with cotton tassels. This richly dark colored hard wood will only get warmer with usage.
Marker beads may be special ordered for an additional $8.00 to $10.00 depending on the number added to the mala. Placement of markers can be arranged according to one’s meditation tradition. Please contact us for more details.