Believed to possess sacred and medicinal powers, Rudraksha Beads are an important part of Hindu spiritualism, used to count breaths or recite a short mantra during meditation. This strand was found in Southeast Asia, where it was handcrafted from the seeds of Rudraksha trees — a broad-leaved evergreen species that grows throughout the foothills of the Himalayas. Perfect as a global-chic accessory, we also love these prayer beads as an earthy addition to a coffee table display.
•approximately 16" long
•natural rudraksha seed beads
•red cotton tassel
•originally used for reciting mantras in hindu meditation
•found in south asia