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  • Antique conch shell 108 bead mala, 7-8mm, speckled beads
  • Antique conch shell 108 bead mala, 7-8mm, speckled beads, detail of beads

Antique Conch Shell 108 Bead Mala


Antique Conch Shell 108 Mala, 7-8mm beads with single guru bead. This is a beautiful rare, vintage mala with beads of various sizes, the largest of which are 8mm. Part of the charm of older malas, is they have more variations in the beads, nicks or variations. This mala may have been made during an era when tumbling beads was not as easy at today. The beads have a range of subtle marbling variations in color, which is natural with conch shell.  Each bead has striated, unique colors, features and shapes, with some less round than others.  It is a excellent example of a an older conch shell, strung on cotton cording. Origin is from Indian.

The conch shell is one of the eight auspicious symbols in Buddhism, expressing Buddha's melodious voice, sweet with the tenor of his uplifting message. The archetypal symbol carries a simplicity and universal appeal. One can also see a link to the Eight Fold Path in which right speech is encouraged to create positive karma through expressing harmlessness.

It's one of a kind, and won't last long. Discount coupon codes do not apply to vintage items.

Be sure to arrange for a Blessing of Vintage mala.

All sales final on vintage malas. If you have questions prior to ordering, please write or call us during business hours.


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