KAMINA MALA // Tribal Plan
Our Kamina mala is handcrafted with recycled water buffalo horn bone from Nepal. The eye catching black wrist mala has contrasting tribal designs on each bead, an adjustable braided nylon cord and matching beaded ends.
Our talented professional artists are located in a rural area just outside of Kathmandu where bone bead and pendant making is a highly regarded practice and supports the village with vital resources to continue the centuries-old process.
A batik bone bead is dyed by “batik method” or “batiking”. It’s a process of producing color designs on materials by dyeing them after having first applied beeswax (a natural dye resistant) to the parts to be left natural or not dyed. The dye used is a natural mixture of tree bark, sand, plant extracts and sap that contain wax-resistant properties.
Batik bone pendants and beads were first produced by the Oromo Tribe of Northern Kenya hundreds of years ago and the patterns (stripes, spots, and chevrons) were inspired by their domestic animals and wildlife.
Adjustable Batik Bone Wrist Mala with Beaded Ends
Comfortably Fits 6.50”+ Wrist
6mm Bead (Height) Average
As with all handcrafted items, expect slight variation in size, shape or color.