Vintage Conch Shell Mala with turquoise resting beads, 8mm. The 111 beads are very smooth, soft and have a beautiful feeling to the touch It's a fine example of bead from shells, symbolic of purity of speech. With older malas, sometimes they've broken over the years, and the previous owner will replace with another bead in the event that one or more is lost. In this case, a beautiful turquoise bead has been added at the 19th bead to replace the one bead which was lost or broken.
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 in all of your speech throughout the day.
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