This Red Jasper long mala has a total of 108 beads including the colourful Picasso Jasper marker beads. The glass head bead is not counted in the 108 beads. The contrasting marker beads are placed every 27th bead and highlighted with small copper plated brass discs.
Red Jasper is brick red in colour with some veined markings on the beads. These are excellent quality jasper beads with a lovely polish.
Picasso Jasper is one of many types of natural Jaspers which are a variety of Chalcedony – a microcrystalline variety of Quartz. These lovely beads come in natural colours of cream/gold, brick reds, greys and shades of green.
The mala is strung on flexible wire and finished with a brick red tassel to tone with the main beads. The tassel is made from 100% cotton.
The beads are 6mm in size and the mala measures round over the 108 beads approximately 71cm (28 inches). Laid flat and measured from top to toe, with the tassel and head beads, it is around 39cm (15.5 inches).