This adjustable mala bracelet is a modified version of our Aranyani mala and is part of our Earth Collection. This particular mala is comprised of Aromatic Sandalwood, with a Sandalwood sliding bead as an adjustable clasp. This bracelet has been hand-knotted with your choice of color Nylon thread for its strength and durability, especially important when working with natural stones, as their hard edges can sometimes rub against and weaken other threads such as cotton or silk. All of our malas are hand-knotted between each bead, which protects your beads should the bracelet ever break. It also helps alleviate potential damage caused by beads rubbing against each other.Read More
In Baltic religion, earth is sacralized. Thus, the goddess Zeme is named after the direct translation of the Latvian word for earth. Sometimes called Zemes Māte, translated as "earth mother," she holds a very central role in the religious system of the Baltic peoples. Inspired by her undoubtable femininity, Zeme's role is that of a mother, in direct connection with the promotion of fertility. Her purview extends to all things in nature that follows the path of birth, growth, and death. Therefore, even humanity is drawn into this all-encompassing cult, from the first breath to the last. Credited with both the giving and the taking of life, Zeme embodies the cyclical rhythm of nature, showing that what comes from the earth must eventually return to it.
This adjustable mala bracelet is part of our Earth Collection. It incorporates the same beads as its matching full-size 108 bead mala necklace (Link below). This particular bracelet is comprised of Genuine Baltic Amber, with Turquoise marker beads and a Tibetan Brass bead with Turquoise inlay as a sliding adjustable clasp.Read More
In Hinduism, Aranyani is a goddess of the forests and the animals that dwell within them. Aranyani has the distinction of having one of the most descriptive hymns in the Rigveda dedicated to her, in which she is described as being elusive, fond of quiet glades in the jungle, and fearless of remote places. In the hymn, the supplicant entreats her to explain how she wanders so far from the fringe of civilization without becoming afraid or lonely. She wears anklets with bells, and though seldom seen, she can be heard by the tinkling of her anklets. She is also described as a dancer. Her ability to feed both man and animals though she 'tills no lands' is what the supplicant finds most marvellous. Her worship has declined in modern-day Hinduism, and it is rare to find a temple dedicated to Aranyani.
This adjustable mala bracelet is part of our Water Collection. It incorporates the same beads as its matching full-size 108 bead mala necklace (Link below). This particular mala is comprised of Aromatic Sandalwood, with African Turquoise marker beads and an Azurite-Malachite sliding bead as an adjustable clasp.Read More