Made in Nepal. Natural, untreated gemstone beads that have been hand-knotted into a 108-count mala. Wear as a beautiful necklace or use during meditation to count off 108 breaths or positive affirmation repetitions. To keep silk threads of tassel straight, spritz with water and comb straight. To cleanse, put your mala out under a full moon for half an hour and you're good to go. A great gift or caretakers.