The mala features 8mm lotus beads and is strung on strong 1.5mm cord. Lotus beads are related to bodhi seed, rudraksha, and bajra seed beads. Lotus is significant in Buddhism in that it represents us rising above temptation just as a lotus rises above the mud and muck of the swamp.
This mala was strung by hand in Nepal and has not been altered at all by me. There may be slight variation from mala to mala.