Hand malas (or “pocket malas”) consist of 27 beads, one-quarter of a full sized mala. Finished with a handmade cotton tassel.
Derived from the ancient city of Benares, these malas retain their lovely sandalwood fragrance for years. When the Buddhist teachings flourished in India, meditators retreated to the cool sandalwood groves during the heat of the summer. Finished with a sandalwood guru bead and a deep red tassel.