This mala is made from 108 beads on a cotton cord. The beads on this mala are made from lapis lazuli. There are also coral spacer beads on this mala. These prayer beads were handmade in Nepal. Lapis Lazuli is known for its healing and metaphysical properties. It is said that lapis lazuli promotes creativity, openness and intuition. The chakra that is associated with lapis lazuli is the throat chakra. There are 6 counting beads on the tassel. The counting beads are helpful if you would like to make multiple rotations of the mala during meditation.