Malas have been around since the 8th century B.C. and have been used as meditation aids. These beauties consist of 108 stones hand knotted on silk cord and finished with a cotton tassel. Every Mala I knot has been set with the intention I am Joy, I am Peace, I am Love - essentially my wish for all of mankind. The silk cord and individually knotted stones makes for a liquid feeling to these pieces that you just can't achieve with other stringing methods.