This petite mala is part of our exclusive InspiredbyKat Signature Collection. This piece was handcrafted with a 108, aromatic sandalwood bead, accented with color stones, our very own IBK guru bead and a hand dyed, handmade tassel. The guru bead is handmade with top grade pewter and plated in antique silver or 24k gold with matte finish. The mala necklace measures approximately 32" in length, beads are 6mm, guru bead is 10mm and strung on stretch cord which allows you to wear it as a necklace or as a wrap bracelet. Each sold separately.
Sandalwood is a sacred wood with a lovely aromatic scent. It is used extensively in modern times for incense, aromatherapy, carvings, malas (prayer beads), Ayurvedic medicine, perfumes, and essential oils, where it is said to bring one closer to the Divine. Sandalwood’s scent is both excellent for staying present and alert during meditation, which makes it wonderful for ritual and spiritual practice. Its scent is said to transform desires, and also to bring emotional balance. Sandalwood is also used as an aphrodisiac.