Hand made by small family. Tibetan Buddhist yak Bone mala with 108 yak bone beads. Prayer beads usually used for meditation, counting mantras, prostration and so on. Malas are worn on the left wrist while not in use. You can usually see monks using malas in those Tibetan monasteries around the world. In those Tibetan Buddhist philosophy university, monks use the regular mala for debating. Anyway this particular mala is great for doing meditation.