108 Sandalwood beads masterfully strung on a durable string cord by our very own mala maker, Sumchok.
Stone: Sandalwood is from a family of woods from the genus Santalum. The woods are yellow and fine-grained and permeate an aroma that is very relaxing. Our beads are real sandalwood which has a subtle scent and lasts for decades, not like other beads which are sprayed with perfume to smell incredibly strong. Sandalwood is the second most expensive wood in the world, right after African Blackwood
Properties: Sandalwood is an aromatic wood that has been used for many purposes throughout the centuries by various cultures. It can be used for incense, jewelry in the form of beaded bracelets, and also, it produces an oil with a distinctive fragrance. In fact, t is one of the most important trees in India as it is a staple of their culture.