This type of fabric is normally water-resistant but the following precautions must be taken:
Keep away your fabrics and brocade from dust and insects
You can iron the fabric only from the verso with the help of a towel slightly dampened.
Advises for your malas
The mala, as an instrument of religious practice must be considered carefully. Remember a few ethical rules:
The malas are personal practice objects that have the power through mantras' recitation to protect us and help us on the path to liberation. They should therefore be treated with respect, that is to say, kept out of the ground and places where people sit or walk or soiled areas.
Teachers tell us that malas are "energetically loaded" by prayers and rituals that we do with them. They are therefore intimate objects of our practice that should not be lended or exchanged except to be blessed by a Lama.
The malas should be protected in a suitable bag for transport and not be mixed, for example, with dirty laundry.
The malas are not jewellery. By acquiring a mala, you have also to devote a special place where they will remain outside the times of practices.
If you no longer wish to keep your mala, separate from it wisely! Please contact the nearest Buddhist centre and make it a donation. In doing so, this item will make you benefit from the merits until the end of your relationship
These are some non-exhaustive rules of Buddhist ethics that you are free to comply or not.
Usage of a mala
The mala is traditionally held in the left hand by the practitioner but it is sometimes found in the right hand of certain deities.
The practitioner recites prayers/mantras pulling the beads towards you, which symbolizes that one draws sentient beings out of suffering. Each round ends with the large bead (called the guru bead) and without crossing it, we return the mala in the other direction.
Although malas have 108 beads, each lap is counted as 108, the remainder being "offered" for errors committed during the recitation.
All our objects are handmade. Each piece is unique and it is impossible to reproduce exactly the same. Slight differences may therefore appear in the shapes, proportions, colors and / or materials used in our descriptions and specification sheets.
The silver (metal) used in Nepal is always composed of an amalgam and is most often plated on metal parts. Most of the stores that sell 925 sterling silver products from Nepal are fraudulent!
Likewise, some stones considered semi-precious from Nepal or India are actually stones reconstituted from powder of semi-precious stones, such as turquoise or coral. Nevertheless, they seem to retain the properties of the original stones. In the case where reconstituted stones are used, we always specify it in the specifcation sheeet.
The items represented by this symbol are labeled "Monastery Quality" and are considered to be of superior quality in their category.
The items represented by this symbol are labeled "Best Value for Money" and are considered items that should not be lost.
Items represented by this symbol are labeled 'Gift Idea' and are considered ideal items to offer or to be offered!
Items represented by this symbol are labeled 'Exceptional Rare Item' and are considered items of great artistic value or antique objects.