African turquoise is said to have healing, calming properties. 108 beads and hand-carved spacers plus a “guru” bead, finished with a red tassel Approximate total length of beaded strand 32 1/2"
One of three Malas ordered for meditation. I was disappointed when the piece had wooden beads in place of the bone as pictured and described. I may have kept it anyway if there had been a connection of positive energy with me, but unfortunately it didn't really work for me. I do feel that the website should be updated to reflect an accurate description and perhaps a price adjustment.
The weight of the mala is just right, the tassel is good quality, and beads are superb! The only difference between other reviews and my own is that my mala came with wooden spacers, not bone. Not a problem for me, as the brown pairs with green perfectly. The colors remind me of the strength and longevity of mother earth.
Just as the picture - maybe a little lighter a little paler, but thats very fine with me. Good feeling when handled. Easy to carry around the wrist. I am very happy with this item.
Beads are 8-mm or 5/16-inch diam. Photo is accurate, except my tassel is more muted, slightly berry pinkish rather than bright Red : I prefer this real life color. Beads are heavy, except the bone beads are very light. Am very happy with this mala.