This unique Red Bone mala is lovingly hand-made by Tibetan nuns living in exile. It is traditionally styled with a braided 'tail' and a set of 'counters' on either side used for tallying ten's and thousands of mantra or prayer recitations. The red color is traditionally for practices of 'attraction'. Your purchase of this or any of our other Tibetan Nun's Project items helps support education, building projects and other essential needs within the Tibetan nun's community.
The mala in its most basic and universal form is perhaps the tassel mala. Appearing at first as a simple decorative device, the tassel is actually a spiritual teaching and aid in contemplation. The individual strands blend and flow together in constant change and represent change within changelessness, the illusion of separateness, the undivided Unity of the Eternal or Divine.