Mala bracelets have been worn for centuries as jewelry and as a reminder of intention and mindfulness. This rare mala is especially beautiful from the heavily patterned Vietnam Nha Trang Agarwood (越南芽莊殼沉). The patterns are created from natural resin within the Agarwood. With frequent wear, this mala bracelet will slowly darken as the natural oils from your skin absorb into the wood.
Agarwood (also called Aloeswood or Oud) is a spiritual wood used extensively in Buddhist ceremonies and meditation. Agarwood is naturally formed within the forests of Southeast Asia when the Agar tree develops resins as a natural defence against infection. Over an extensive period of time (up to 100 years), the resin saturates the wood, resulting in a rare, dark, beautiful heartwood.
Agarwood is also known as a spiritual and healing wood. Many believe Agarwood contains the positive life energy (Qi) of growth, expansion, new beginnings, nourishment and health. Agarwood bracelets and necklaces are carried or worn to manifest positive energy and good fortune.