Mala Shop

Monday, May 23, 2011

East Meets West in Hula Mala

Hula-Inspired Mala

Okay, I have the nicest and most interesting customers ever.

A few months ago a customer approached me to make a special mala to honor the hula tradition she's studying. She requested lava stone, sandalwood, and koa wood with a yellow tassel to match the Lehua Mamo blossoms of a Hawaiian tree. The guru bead was to be red aventurine.
The symbolism was rich and very personal for each bead.

We ended up using black obsidian instead of lava and here's the final result.
The customer took this beautiful photo and let me use it, but she wished to be anonymous.

It was a very special custom mala. Combining the traditions of hula and meditation—what could be better?

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