This natural Carnelian long mala has a total of 108 beads including the copper toned fire-polished Czech glass marker beads. The gass head bead are not counted in the 108 beads. The larger marker beads are placed every 27th bead. The toning tassel is made of 100% cotton and the mala is strung on flexible wire.
Czech glass beads are extremely high quality, the smaller of the beads being fire-polished to create a shimmer effect. We especially use them with semi-precious beads as their crystal quality and finish is quite lovely. Czechoslovakia was renowned worldwide for its glass bead production and this production continues in both Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
The Carnelian beads are just under 6mm in size and the mala measures over the 108 beads approximately 64cm (25 inches). Laid flat and measured from top to toe, with the tassel and head beads, it is around 40cm (16”).