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Rare Human Skull Bone Mala
Rare Human Skull Bone Mala with Antique Turquoise & Pema Raka
Our Price: £695.00

A rare tantric mala (Thöpa Trengwa) comprised of 108 authentic human bone beads. The mala includes 108 hand carved disc shaped human bone beads. The main guru bead is comprised of two antique turquoise beads. There are also three additional antique turquoise dividers and two antique Pema Raka (carnelians) that flank the guru bead. All of the stone beads display a beautiful usage patina commensurate with great age. The human bone beads are not to be confused with the cheap water buffalo bone malas masqerading as human bone! Guaranteed to be authentic!!

Origin: Tibet/Himalayas
Strung on strong braided Nylon cord.
Human bone beads diameter approx 14 mm width approx 4 mm
Turquoise approx 20 mm x 16 mm
Pema Raka  approx 18 mm x 14 mm
Rare Human Skull Bone Mala
Rare Human Skull Bone Mala with Carved Conch Skull Dividers
Our Price: £250.00

A rare tantric mala (Thöpa Trengwa) comprised of 108 authentic human skull beads. The mala includes 108 hand carved disc shaped beads and a two part guru bead. It also has three rare hand carved conch dividers in the shape of human skulls. Once our stock has been exhausted it is very unlikely that we will have more because they are now incredibly difficult to find. They are not to be confused with the cheap water buffalo bone malas masqerading as human bone! Guaranteed to be authentic!!

Origin: Himalayas
Strung on strong braided Nylon cord.
diameter approx 14 mm
width approx 4 mm

Conch skull beads 18 mm x 14 mm
Extra Large Bone Mala with Inlay
EXTRA LARGE BONE MALA with Turquoise & Coral Inlay
Our Price: £55.00

A stunning extra large bone mala. The disc shaped beads have been inlaid with coral and turquoise. This mala comes complete with bone counters.

Material: Water Buffalo Bone
108 beads plus the guru bead and counters.
Sourced in Nepal
disc beads approx 18 mm diameter
108 SKULL BEAD MALA
TANTRIC SKULL BEAD MALA -54 beads
Our Price: £49.95

This is a large hand carved bone mala comprising of 54 beads plus the guru bead. Each bead is made up of three sections which have been joined together.

Material: Water Buffalo Bone
bead length approx 18 mm to 22 mm
Sourced in Nepal
DISC BEAD BONE MALA with Conch Guru Bead
DISC BEAD BONE MALA with Conch Guru Bead
Our Price: £35.00

A great looking bone mala from Nepal. Crafted from disc shaped beads and using conch shell dividers and a large conch guru bead. It is hard to find such clean bone beads in this shape and they are often confused for beads crafted from the human skull.

Strung on strong braided nylon cord.
Material: Water Buffalo Bone
Bead diameter approx 11.5 mm x 7 mm
Sourced in Nepal.

Please note that bone and conch will display natural pitting, holes and surface fissures which are inherent in the material. This is not considered a defect.
WHITE BONE MALA with Inlay
WHITE BONE MALA with Coral, Turquoise & Silver Inlay
Our Price: £29.95

108 bead white bone mala with coral and turquoise inlay.

Material: Water Buffalo Bone
Bead diameter approx 10 mm
Sourced in Nepal.
Colour of tassle may vary.
108 SKULL BEAD MALA
108 SKULL BEAD MALA
Our Price: £29.95

A great looking skull bead mala made from bone.

Material: Water Buffalo Bone
Origin: Nepal
approx 11 mm x 8 mm
Antique Style Bone Mala with Conch Guru Bead
Antique Style Bone Mala with Conch Guru Bead
Our Price: £25.00

A great looking bone mala from Nepal. Crafted from disc shaped beads and using white bone dividers and a large conch guru bead. These beads have been darkened to give the appearance of antique beads. A lovely looking mala with well matched beads of very nice quality.

108 beads plus three dividers and guru bead
Strung on strong braided nylon cord.
Material: Water Buffalo Bone
Bead diameter approx 11mm x 5 mm
Sourced in Nepal.

Please note that bone and conch will display natural pitting, holes and surface fissures which are inherent in the material. This is not considered a defect.
Large White Bone Disc Bead Mala  - 17 mm
Large White Bone Disc Bead Mala - 17 mm
Our Price: £24.95

A great looking 108 disc bead bone mala. One of the highest quality bone malas you are likely to find.

Material: Water Buffalo Bone
Bead diameter approx 17 mm, width approx 6 mm
Sourced in Nepal.
WHITE BONE DISC BEAD MALA
WHITE BONE DISC BEAD MALA - 14 mm
Our Price: £15.95

A great looking 108 bead bone mala from Nepal.

Material: Water Buffalo Bone
Bead diameter approx 14 mm, width approx 6 mm
Sourced in Nepal.
BONE MALA
WHITE BONE MALA
Our Price: £14.95

A very nice white bone mala.

Material: Water Buffalo Bone

Hand crafted in Nepal

Bead size approx 1 cm
DARK BONE MALA with Bone Bell & Vajra Counters
DARK BONE MALA with Bone Bell & Vajra Counters
Our Price: £12.95

A great looking 108 bead bone mala with bell and vajra bone counters.

Bead diameter approx 9 mm, width approx 7 mm
Material: Water Buffalo Bone
Sourced in Nepal.
Colour of cord and tassle may vary.
DISC BEAD BONE MALA
DISC BEAD BONE MALA - Dark Finish
Our Price: £11.95

A great looking bone mala from Nepal with a dark finish.

Material: Water Buffalo Bone
Bead diameter approx 10 mm
Sourced in Nepal.
DISC BEAD BONE MALA
DISC BEAD BONE MALA
Our Price: £11.95

A great looking bone mala from Nepal.

Material: Water Buffalo Bone
Bead diameter approx 10 mm
Sourced in Nepal.
WHITE BONE MALA with counters
WHITE BONE MALA with counters
Our Price: £9.95

108 bead white bone mala with counters.

Material: Water Buffalo Bone
Bead diameter approx 8 mm
Sourced in Nepal.

Colour of tassle may vary.
BONE MALA
BONE DISC BEAD MALA
Our Price: £8.00

Dark bone beads with a Bodhiseed guru bead.

Material: Water Buffalo Bone
Hand crafted in Nepal
10mm diameter disk beads.
WHITE BONE MALA with Counters
WHITE BONE MALA with Counters - Special Offer!
Our Price: £5.00

A 108 bead white bone mala with counters.

Material: Water Buffalo Bone
Beads approx 8 mm
Sourced in Nepal.
Colour of cord may vary.
Rare Antique Bone Mala - 11 mm Diameter
Rare Antique Ivory Mala w/ Antique Turquoise, Coral & Amber ~ 18th to 19th C

Please contact us for availability.

A rare antique tantric mala or Trengwa comprised of antique ivory (18th/19th C). As with most antique malas, beads are often lost over time or are replaced with other precious beads to make up the numbers. There are only 80 antique ivory beads on this mala and it is assumed that there were once 108. According to the Samputa Tantra, a wrathful mala needs 60 beads and the minimum number of beads for Vajrayana practice is actually 50 beads and not 108 as widely believed. The mala also includes genuine antique amber beads worn smooth from use and also antique turquoise and antique red coral. All display a desirable usage patina that is commensurate with age and ritual use. The two part guru bead is also original and crafted from antique ivory. It is said that the Guru bead is meant to have the appearance of a stupa and in this form represents the Dharmadhatu, the mind in its natural state or reality 'as it is'.

The mala also includes old silver counters which are probably a later addition but they still have some age and are well matched to the mala. On one side of the counters there is a lovely piece of old conch. It appears to have been worn smooth from being used on a prayer wheel. Tibetans believe that the mantra filled drum of a prayer wheel imbues these small pieces of conch with the power of the mantras. Often necklaces of 108 beads are crafted from small discs that have been created simply by the action of a rotating prayer wheel and a bamboo rod cutting into the conch. They are then worn as amulets and highly valued.

Origin: Tibet
Age: 18th/19th C
Re-strung on strong braided cord.
80 x antique ivory approx 7 mm
6 x antique coral beads 11 mm to 14 mm (coral beads are mostly good and remain robust, however, some have cracks or surface fissures commensurate with age).
5 x antique amber 16 mm to 28 mm
5 x antique turquoise 13 mm to 15 mm
Rare Antique Bone Mala - 11 mm Diameter
Rare Antique Bone Mala - 11 mm Diameter

SOLD!

A rare complete tantric mala or Trengwa comprised of 108 antique bone beads. The mala includes 108 disc shaped bone beads and three additional round bone bead dividers. All of the bone beads present on this mala were aquired together and none of the 108 beads are missing. The guru bead is comprised of an antique round bone bead and a beautiful antique turquoise bead, polished smooth from being worn and handling. On the tassle are two antique coral beads (7mm). There is a leather strung antique silver counter with all 10 counting beads present. This is also inlaid with antique coral on both sides and has been worn smooth from countless years of handling.

The previous owner aquired the bone beads in Tibet some years ago and was told by a Lama that they were crafted from human femur bone as apposed to human cranium. It is hard to say if this is true or not, so we are simply offering them as bone beads. In this condition and the fact that all are present is rare enough in itself. They have a wonderful usage patina and certainly feel very different from many other bone beads we have handled.
They have been re-strung for ease of use as the original cord was no longer practical.

Origin: Collected in Tibet
Age: 19th C
Re-strung on strong braided cord.
diameter approx 11 mm
width approx 4 mm