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