A mala is also called a prayer necklace or meditation necklace. For the first time, it is starting to become a trend. to wear such a mala as beautiful Boho jewellery. Previously Malas really only were used because of the 108 beads, to chant mantras. In Europe and the United States nowadays it is more and more worn as a jewel. All our Malas are hand knotted, which means that a knot is placed after each bead. In India there are almost no people who hand knot mala's hand, now mala's are mostly strung. This is because in India a mala is only used for meditation and mantras. Malas in India can only be found in holy places, where they are blessed by the one who knots them. Malas are very special and have a powerful effect due to the gems and the wood. Wear the mala intensively during the first weeks, then you will notice its effect. A mala is vulnerable, be careful with the tassel. You do not have to wash the mala, you just put it occasionally in the moonlight to recharge.