- Reminder of Impermanence
- Non-irritable elastic String
- Beads are 8 millimeters
This mala bracelet is made of water buffalo bone1 and represents the concept of impermanence2. The beads are hand carved and painted so every bracelet is unique and slight variations are in no way a defect. The string is a durable silicone coated cord and allows for stretching and pulling without breaking.
1. Water Buffalo Bone
Tibetan nomadic life is hard, and in the cold, there is little to eat. Water buffalo is a main staple of the Tibetan diet and when an animal is used for food nothing is wasted.
Bone jewelry is usually worn to remind yourself of the impermanence of life. In Buddhism, it is believed that attachment is the root of suffering. And since nothing in life is permanent, being aware of the fact will reduce suffering.
If you would like a better fit for the bracelet please note wrist size or loose / tight fit preference, and we will custom make the best bracelet for you. You can do this in the note section at checkout.