Semi Precious Botswana Agate Mala
The stone of solidity and togetherness.
Botswana Agate Stone Benefits: protection, encourages security and self-confidence, cleanses and stabilizes the aura, improves concentration, healing for inner anger and tension.
This Botswana agate mala was hand beaded in Jaipur, India. Jaipur's rich jewelry traditions stem all the way back to the mid 1700's when Maharaja Sawai Jai Sing-II established the city. He invited jewelers from the entire Indian sub-continent including Lahore, Benaras, Delhi and modern day Kolkata and patronized their art. He helped them establish their businesses that are now booming today and have turned Jaipur into a world-renowned Jewelry Market. Pax Philomena is proud to be apart of patronizing these artisans! Jaipur is also famous for its wood block printing, which is where all of our beautiful kaftans are hand block printed today.
Our malas pair beautifully with the entire Pax Philomena line. We love them for their lightweight feel and their ability to be layered. They bring the perfect splash of colour to your look and will sure make you smile! Our Stone Malas are not only beautiful, but these stones have healing properties as well.
Malas are one of the latest fashion trends, but their origin and history goes back to the birthplace of yoga. The term mala derives from the Sanskrit word “Japamala,” which is a string of beads used for prayer and meditation by Hindus and Buddhists. The mala is very similar to the concept of a Catholic Rosary. The string of 108 silver beads is traditionally used to keep count while chanting or repeating a mantra while meditating.
Historically the number 108 is sacred in the Hindu religion and has spiritual significance.
Length is 21" including tassel
Made in India