Re: organics?
Re: organics? -- stefany Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Hans Post Reply
09/06/2020, 05:24:56

These mala’s with Bodhi beads are modern Chinese mass production, but interesting.
There are always 18 beads + Guru bead, and as far as I know every individual bead represent an Arhat or wise man. I make a sport out of it to find out the botanical and Chinese name of each bead. Impossible! There are too many variations of the way the seeds are processed. Also a lot of seeds are given just commercial names that varies by each commercial dealer. The seeds used here, are imported from all over the world to China I presume. Moreover, the mala's and other organical beads are nice to collect.
Hereby a Chinese mala with Trapa bicornis and one single Trapa natans.
The big acorn like, top right, in Stefany's picture is Lithocarpus corneus

Trapa_bicornis.jpg (93.4 KB)  Trapa_natans.jpg (48.1 KB)  

Modified by Hans at Sun, Sep 06, 2020, 05:45:51

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