This Mars mala has faceted carnelian beads that are hand knotted with carnelian counter beads and gold filled accents. The Guru bead drop is a large faceted carnelian bead and the mala has a golden tassel.
This is the standard 108 bead mala composed of 9 sets of 11 beads and then the counter bead. 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 42" in length and weighs about 3 ounces.
Carnelian is a gemstone used to strengthen the planetary influence of Mars.