Each bead on this mala is 8 mm wide. There are 108 beads on this mala. The cord for this mala is made from cotton material, and there is a yellow cotton tassel on the end of the mala. This mala was handmade in Nepal. Sandalwood malas are popular for their lovely fragrance. The healing properties of sandalwood are that sandalwood is relaxing, it is a type of wood that can help you relax, calm down, and see things in a clear light. Sandalwood also helps prevent sickness by helping the immune system become more resilient.