Rattan "Lotus" Seed Pod Mala 8mm

$ 45.00

  • Rattan "Lotus" Seed Pod Mala 8mm
  • Approx. 25" long
  • Bead approx. 8mm
  • Strung on nylon cord
  • Handcrafted in China
  • Daemonorops is a genus of rattan palms found primarily in Southeastern Asia. The seeds of species such as Daemonorops are harvested for the production of Buddhist prayer beads. Rattan seeds are sometimes called 'Moon and Stars' by Tibetans, and variously called 'lotus root', 'lotus seed' and 'linden nut' in many areas. The bead itself is hard and dense, ivory coloured (which gradually turns a deep golden brown with long use), and has small holes (moons) and tiny black dots (stars) covering its surface.