Buddhist full mala prayer beads made of 108 hand carved skull bone beads with a threaded yellow tassel. The length of the mala is about 40" and the bead size is about 10-12mm.
These carved skull beads are reminiscent of the necklace of skulls that the Goddess Kali wears symbolizing liberation, knowledge and wisdom. Bone is a traditional material used in malas in both Nepal and Tibet. Bone signifies strength and is said to amplify prana (life force energy). It also reminds of the impermanence of our life.
Beads are from Nepal. Hand strung in the US.