12.5 mm natural Robles Heartwood mala with red macrame tie measures 53 inches long.
Robles Heartwood is a tropical hardwood. The trees grow very tall and form part of the canopy in rainforest environments. It is light, but strong, with properties similar to teak. Like teak, it is commonly used in boat making. But, is also used to make hardwood cabinets. The visible wood grain also works nicely in wood veneers. The grain looks like little waves that resemble a fingerprint. The natural color ranges from a light rose color (sap wood) to the darker, chestnut brown you’ll see in most of the beads, which comes from the heartwood.
Malas (strand of 108 beads) are primarily used as prayer beads, each bead marking the repetition of a prayer, but they also make lovely necklaces.
This mala has been assembled by hand so bead sizes may vary. Beads measure from 12.1 to 13 mm each.
Product code 28.