Our Pranava bracelet is handcrafted with water buffalo horn bone from Nepal and the eye catching dark brown black beads each have contrasting Om symbols.
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.
In Hinduism, Om is the most important symbol and according to Hindu philosophy, it was the primordial sound from which the entire universe was created. When spoken or recited as a mantra, Om is called the “pranava”— the original Word of Power meaning the “life force or life giver”.
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.
Comfortably Fits 6-6.50" Wrist
8mm x 7mm Bead Average
As with all handcrafted items, expect slight variation in size, shape or color.