A full mala of 108 Red Jasper 8 mm beads with three 8mm Black Lava spacer / meditation beads positioned after every 27 counting beads. Meditation marker beads can help to bring the mind back to focus on the mantra being chanted if it has wondered or if one is absorbed in the practice it is a tactile indication of the progress made through the mala.
The Guru bead is a 10mm Black Lava with an 8mm extension bead. The Black Lava beads are surrounded by silver bead caps. The mala is strung on red silk thread and is finished off with a 2 .5 inch black handmade cotton tassle.
This mala is made to be adjustable in the amount of space prefered between the beads as they are moved by the thumb after each mantra is recited. The tassle can be pulled away from the Guru bead to provide more cord length into the mala for a greater space between the counting bead or subsequently the tassle can be slid closer to the Guru bead by pulling on the knotted silk thread in the tassle to take in the slack.
This mala comes with a beautiful and conveniant zip up pouch to keep your mala secure and help to retain its vibrational resonance that is built up when used in reciting a mantra. The pouch measures 10 x 5 cm.
There is a matching quarter mala available here.