54 beads mala of fossilised wood and bronze skulls, Nepal
Magnificent mala, this big, heavy mala from the Bön Buddhism, the Tibetan variant, relating to shamanism. The beads are handmade from fossilised wood. Between these beads, there are three bronze skull beads. The mala has 54 beads and it is in good condition.
Length: approx. 1 metre!
Weight: 542 grams
Origin: Nepal (Tibetan community in the Kathmandu valley)
Date: 2nd half 20th century