This mala is made with 108 tiger eye 8 mm round stone beads and a tiger eye guru and tower bead with oblong black onyx beads and gold plated roundels serving as marker beads. The mala is made in the Zen style with the 108 beads separated into sections of 7, 14, 66, 14, and 7 with the marker beads. The entire rosary is hand knotted on nylon cord.
The tassel is nylon in multi-colored brown tones to match the colors of tiger eye.
The mala is approximately 22 inches long from the top of the loop to the guru bead and 26.5 inches from the top of the loop to the bottom of the tassel when fully stretched out.
Tiger eye is a naturally occurring stone with bands of golden yellow and brown. This stone has a natural chatoyancy (or iridescence) that shimmers in the light.
This item comes in a gift box suitable for gift giving.
Although I have done my best to photograph the color of this item accurately, please allow for variations in monitor settings and for the fact that the photo is taken under high powered lights.