Here is an exceptionally rare and unique mala I picked up in Tibet in 2019 while on a Buddhist Pilgrimage. We visited many sacred sites while there including many holy areas of Guru Padmasambhava, Potala Palace, the nunnery of Yeshe Tsogyal, and a number of Days in Samye. Toward the end of our stay it took a couple of days to drive from Samye to the city of Shigatse where we would board a plane and fly to Lhasa to end our time in Tibet. While on this drive we stopped at Gampa La Pass to view the turquoise waters of the sacred lake of Yamdrok Yutso. While visiting the markets of local crafts people, I was able to acquire this beautiful Buddhist Mala.
This mala is made from Tibetan Wood as are the mala counters and end pieces of the mala counters. The main bead of the guru bead is made from the same wood while the empitness bead of the guru beads looks to be made of stone. There are also spacer beads made from smaller green-ish agate and a larger main spacer bead made from a marron agate. Below the guru bead are some metal accents with a yellow bead. The mala counters are laced with orange nylon cord. The mala has a brown nylon cord and has a sliding knot made with a black cord. The mala is decorated with three beads on each cord
This is a very beautiful and unique mala from Tibet. I hand selected this item from a local vendor. Our translator said the vendor said it was made from a healing wood sourced right here in Tibet.
The wood beads are 10mm at its longest width and is about 8mm from side to side. The overall length of the mala from the top to the bottom of the guru bead is 19 inches or 48.28cm. The length from the top to the bottom of the cords is 21.5 inches or 54.61cm.
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