This mala is made from dark colored yak bone beads. There are two sets of mala counters on this mala. Each set of mala counters has 10 small beads. Mala counters are useful if you want to rotate around the mala more than one time during meditation. This mala was handmade in Nepal. The beads are each 8 mm wide and there are 108 beads on this mala.