Bali Buddha Carved Bone Bead

Sold by Indounik
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+ $5.00 shipping
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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from Indonesia
Returns and exchanges accepted
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Item details

This charming, chubby Bali Buddha artisan-carved bone bead would make a superb guru bead in a mala.

The bead is carved all the way around with a hole drilled head to toe as can be seen in my photos.

The Buddha is clad in a little robe that exposes his belly.

These beads were crafted for Indounik by a master carver in Bali, Indonesia.

Each bead is ever so slightly different from the other, and Buddha may sometimes be a little thinner, or a little taller than the one shown in my stock photos. The differences are in mere millimeters, and the piece you purchase will be much the same as you see here.

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Size: Buddha - Approx 25mm (L) x 18mm (W) - 1 inch (L) x 11/16th inch (W)
Thickness: Approx 8mm - 5/16th inch
Pieces per pack: 1
Colour: Ivory
Material: Bovine bone - cow bone - sourced from the neighbouring Indonesian island of Java where it's a bi-product of the meat industry.
Shipping: This item will be packaged to afford maximum protection so it's not damaged in the post. It will ship from Bali, Indonesia, via registered post with a tracking number, and you will almost certainly have to sign for it on delivery. I usually ship more quickly than the 3-5 days listed in my shipping policy but sometimes need more leeway if there is a lot of rain or religious ceremonies.

Malas are used by followers of Hinduism, Buddhism, and some other religions, and by practitioners of meditation when reciting mantras or prayers.

Mantras are repeated hundreds and sometimes thousands of times and one bead of a mala represents one recitation of a mantra.

Malas traditionally have 27, 54, or 108 beads of similar size and shape, and then one extra bead - the guru bead or mother bead - a reminder of the bond between teacher and student.

Reciting of mantras begins with a bead next to the guru bead, with the thumb flicking to the next bead when a new mantra begins. This follows around the necklace or wrist mala until the guru bead is reached again.

However, the guru bead is never crossed in this process. Instead, the devotee will turn the mala around and count back the other way.

Malas originated in the Hindu religion. Bali is the biggest Hindu outpost outside of India but it's a hybrid form of the religion that incorporates elements of Buddhism, animism, and even Chinese Confucianism.

This religion is practised by more than 90 percent of Balinese as well as some residents of Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, and Lombok, the little island to Bali's east. Together they represent only about 3 per cent of the population of Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation state.

For Hindus. including the Balinese, Buddha is regarded as one of the 10 avatars of God Vishnu.

ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ
“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” ~ Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C
ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ


Sorry but at this time I am not able to take on custom orders

Sorry but at this time I am not able to take on custom orders

Average review
Lovely Buddha, elegant, meticulously carved, fantastic seller, very quick shipping, thank you !
May 20, 2018 by AS
Dec 9, 2017 by TsukiRaito
Love these beautiful Buddha's - definitely worth the wait :)
Dec 26, 2016 by ccblessings
Simply quite incredible carvings. All three beads were exquisite. THANKS.
Oct 15, 2016 by Lisa
This lil Buddha is PERFECT ? What a wonderful completion to any mala ~ I will be stocking up on these guys for sure xoxo
Jun 7, 2016 by ccblessings

Shipping & policies
Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from Indonesia
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North America 2-3 weeks
Europe 2-3 weeks
Australia, New Zealand and Oceania 2-3 weeks
Asia Pacific 2-3 weeks
Latin America and the Caribbean 2-4 weeks
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I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 6 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
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