Mala is originally the Sanskrit word for a garland - but it is now generally used to describe the prayer-beads used by Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs.
These malas consist of 108 polished rosewood beads - one of which is marked with a decorative tassle (colours may vary) - as traditionally used in Tibetan Buddhism. They're employed for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra - the practice known in Sanskrit as japa.
They're usually worn round the neck, or wrapped several times around the wrist.
(Other names for these beads include: juzu or nenju in Japan, shu zhu, nian zhu or Fo zhu in China, ba-di in Burma... or the more familiar rosary, in Christianity.)
Total length about 30 inches (760mm), with each bead approximately 8 - 10mm in diameter.
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