About this Mala:
108 8mm Red Sandalwood (Red Sanderswood) beads, with Carnelian and golden markers, finished with a beaded Snakeknot.
Red Sanders or Red Sandalwood is a species of Pterocarpus native to India. Chandan, the Indian word for Red Sandalwood which is Tzu-tan, are linked by etymology. The word tan in Chinese is a perfect homonym of tan, meaning cinnabar, vermillion, and the cognition is suggested by the interchange of chan for oriflamme, the vermilion ensign of the ancients. Chinese traders would have been familiar with Chandan. Tzu-tan then is the ancient Chinese interpretation for the Indian word chandan for red sandalwood.
Carnelian: Helps balance creativity and mental processes, and increase passion and compassion. In the Feng Shui tradition, orange is associated with creativity, abundance, organization and is “Yang.” This stone is associated with the second chakra and folklored to evoke fertility and inspire passion.
All malas have a 30 day guarantee to protect from breakage. Complimentary Silk Mala Bag included!