This mala necklace is handcrafted with graywood, leopardskin jasper, ruby "jade" and finished with a silver labyrinth pendant.
A labyrinth is an ancient symbol of wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. The Labyrinth represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world. Labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools.
One of the most famous of labyrinths remaining in the world is at the Chartres Cathedral near Paris, France. The labyrinth at Chartres was built around 1200 A.D. and is laid into the floor (see image). At the center of the labyrinth is a rosette design which has a deep spiritual symbolic value including that of enlightenment. In historical times the labyrinth could be walked as a pilgrimage and/or for repentance. As a pilgrimage it was a questing, searching journey with the hope of becoming closer to God. When used for repentance the pilgrims would walk on their knees.
Leopardskin Orbicular Jasper is multi-color stone from South America. A bridge to the deepest mysteries of duality, Leopardskin Jasper symbolizes the balance between light and dark, focusing perception and clarity.
Graywood is often referred to types of wood that are gray in color, the beads have a subtle smoky gray sheen and are lightweight and very smooth with a very natural and organic appearance.
- Jasper, Ruby Jade, Graywood
- 8mm medium sized beads.
- 1 inch pendant.
- Measures approximately 36 inches around.
- Complimentary mala bag and gift box.
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