ED2021-178 (Beads, Mala)

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A set of brown Mala beads with an orange tassel hanging from the summit bead. The tag with the object reads: "Mala beads are used for meditation and are similar to the Rosary in Catholicism. The mala beads in the bag are made of rosewood, which is believed to be good for the skin by improving circulation and strengthening an individual's aura while repelling negative energy. A mala contains a string of 108 beads and one summit bead called a sumeru. These beads aid people in keeping their focus during meditation practice by moving in rhythm with their breathing and saying a mantra in order to prevent sleep and mental distractions. Lastly, it traditionally rests in the right hand while meditating."