In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, skull bead malas are thought to afford protection to the wearer. As reminders of impermanence, they are also used to cultivate wisdom. Handcarved from cow bone fragments. 14 beads, 3/8" diameter.
I have been wearing my mala for only two weeks and it is already starting to fall apart. The black elastic that holds the beads broke and I repaired it... Now it is the red pompom that has started to come undone. Don't get me wrong thought, I adore my mala. Its just that my heart is broken that it will never be the same. From The Monastery Store: We contacted the customer about this and are sending her a replacement at no charge, per her preference.
A subtle yet powerful message emanates from this bone Mala. Light weight and easy to wear. My only criticism is the elastic band. I would prefer a clasp as plastic doesn't seem right for a Mala bracelet.
one of my skulls bites i really think it's just a reminder