These beautiful horsetail tassel necklaces are made with 108 hand knotted Mala beads, or, traditional prayer beads. Mala beads are worn by those seeking a calmer mind, body & spirit. These handmade beads incorporate sacred Rudraksha Seeds, believed to embody peace and love. Mala beads can also include Sandalwood and/or Bone beads and beautiful gemstones. Lava for example, is said to provide strength and clarity.