This mala is made of seeds called "choloques" by the Shipibos Indians of Peru, who use them to make jewellry and ornaments.
These seeds come from the fruit of a tree of the family of sapindaces, the same family of trees from which the "soapberry" comes. They are solid but quite light.
Traditionally, they are said to bring luck to the person to whom they are offered.
The seeds which compose this mala have been rigorously selected for their round form, uniform dimensions and their marvelous satiny look.
For the head stone of this mala, we have used a Tibetan Dzi, a Dzi with a unique eye. Dzis are stones which are reputed to have magical and protective properties and their origins remain surrounded in mystery.
This Dzi is to be considered as "old", meaning aging from 30 to 50 years, as opposed to "ancient" Dzis which are supposed to be aged of 100 years and more.
You can find more information on dzis on this page