On my last trip to Nepal I got these hard to find Bodhi seed beads from a long time friend who grows Bodhi seed trees in his home town village in Nepal. We turned those beads into wrist malas. These are original Bodhi seeds grown in Nepal. Bodhi seed means enlightened seeds in Sanskrit and is great for counting mantras and for prostrations. Handmade in Nepal by Hands Of Tibet family. There are 18 beads on the string and each bead measures 10mm. It is adjustable to fit most wrists.