This mala for the moon has natural freshwater pearls that are strung on sterling silver wire which is wrapped around each bead. The counter beads are a larger freshwater pearl bead.
This is a 1/2 mala composed of 4 sets of 11 beads and then the counter beads. Malas are used to count prayers, japa - repetition of Holy names and mantras, and to keep track of breathing exercises in meditation.The mala is 26" long. It weighs about 3/4 ounce.