Purpleheart wood 12mm beads strung on elastic cord fits a 7 inch wrist. 2mm hole. Purpleheart is often called Purple Heart, such as in Purple Heart Wood beads. $8 per bracelet (our model is wearing two bracelets in the photo).
As our mala are hand-carved and assembled from natural materials, bead and tassel appearance may vary.
Purpleheart gets its name from the color of the wood. Its scientific name is Peltogyne. It has other names in addition to Purpleheart, such as Amendim, Violet Wood and Amaranth.
The genus of Peltogyne includes 23 different species of big, tall flowering trees that live in tropical rainforests in Mexico, Central America and South America. The trees range from 100 to 160 feet tall and the trunks from 18 inches to 60 inches in diameter. The white flowers are small. The tree produces pods, each containing one seed. When the wood is cut, its color changes from light brown to purple.
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