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.
The beads are hand-carved from re-purposed cow bone fragments.
14 beads, approx 7/16" long x 3/8" diameter. Wood guru bead with brown elastic thread and skull tassel. Approximate total beaded length 6.5"