Unisex Sandalwood Mala
A simple unisex traditional 108 beads (7mm) sandalwood mala made with genuine fragrant sandalwood from India. Beautifully hand knotted with care on pure silk. Finished with a beautiful handmade cotton tassel. Gold vermeil accents on both sides of the guru-bead. Sandalwood (Santalum Album) grows originally only in India and is considered a holy wood and one of the most precious woods on the planet. Sandalwood has been used for thousands of years as a traditional material for making malas. The heartwood of sandalwood can't be attacked by termites, and it is known as antibacterial and antiseptic and is considered protective for its wearer. Its peaceful and soothing fragrance has a calming effect on the mind and is said to enhance perception and to support concentration while meditating. This is a light weight unisex mala and lovely to use as a meditation tool.