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Habitation Co. is committed to honoring the process of living in a particular place and the journey of discovering beautiful objects that reflect the unique styles and stories of artists around the world.  Every pretty item you purchase supports creative individuals, communities, and organizations on almost every continent.

Mala Beads

From the foothills of the Himalayas... coming soon! 

"Nuptse" Mala Bead Necklace

Handmade Mala Bead Necklace // Habitation Co.
Handmade Mala Bead Necklace // Habitation Co.
Handmade Mala Bead Necklace // Habitation Co.
Handmade Mala Bead Necklace // Habitation Co.

"Nuptse" Mala Bead Necklace


This beautiful mala is made of aromatic sandalwood beads, rudraksha, raktu, and stunning turquoise and malachite gemstones acquired along the remote trails of the Himalayas, with a plush 6" two-toned cotton tassel.  Many of these beads have lived previous lives as malas in Eastern Asian monastic communities. 

"Nuptse", meaning "west peak", is a Himalayan peak that reaches 25,791 feet above the earth. Whether you wear your mala daily or display it in your home, may it be a reminder of the highest power, purpose, and love in your life. 

Sandalwood: aromatic and medicinal properties

Rudraksha: protection against negative energy

Raktu: "Bodhi seed's brother", energy

Malachite: cleansing, stimulates energy, emotional healing

Turquoise: protection, wisdom, nobility, strength

Due to the handmade nature of this item, individual styles and patterns vary. Enjoy your one-of-a-kind mala!

>> handmade

>> fair trade

>> sustainable

>> origin: Nepal, assembled in the USA

Approximately 32" long plus 6" tassle

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About the Process: 

Nomadic traders in Eastern Asia have a rich history of trading precious and semi-precious stones along their herding paths across the great Tibetan Plateau, and the art of bead and jewelry making is still a vibrant part of their culture today. All of the beads used in our malas are recycled, having been repurposed from old malas that were given as gifts or procured in rural villages in the foothills of the Himalayas while on trek. A mala is traditionally made with 108 beads and is used during prayer and meditation to focus the mind on an intention that is repeated as each bead is counted and passed through the fingers of the right hand. Our hope is that as you carry it through your day, it brings you focus, patience, and perhaps a moment of serenity to think of how far it has traveled to be with you.