The om mani padme hum mantra is carved into each bead on this mala. The om mani padme hum mantra means hail to the jewel in the lotus and it is Chenrezig's mantra. This mala is 40 inches long. There are 108 beads and each bead is 10 mm wide. The cord is made from cotton and there is a red cotton tassel on the end. This mala was handmade in Nepal.