Yellow Mala (wood) finished with attractive knotwork.
The Mala is a string of prayer beads commonly used in Buddhism. The main body of a Mala is usually 108 beads, though other numbers are also used. In addition, there is often a 109th bead (often of a distinctive size or colour) and/or tassel and sometimes there are additional beads which may be decorative or used for counting rounds. Malas are used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity.