There are 108 yak bone mala plus three turquoise spacers with total of 111 beads. There are also 6 small yak bone tassel. Each bone bead measures 7.5mm and the circumference of the mala is 32 inches long and it can be wrapped around wrist 3 to 4 times depending size of your wrist. I string all my mala with love and prayers. Prayer Mala or beads are usually used by Buddhists around the world especially in Tibet, Nepal and India and used for meditation, counting mantras, and prostration and those counters are especially for counting when you do prostration or in a retreat for counting mantras. Malas are worn on the left wrist while not in use. Please email me for more detail and i will be more than happy to assist you. Suggested Mantras for this mala • "Om Muni Muni Maha Muni ye soha" To Lord Buddha Shakyamuni • "Om Tare Turi Tutari Turi Soha" To White Tara • "Tayatha Om Pekatse Pekatse Maha Pekatse Raza Samu Gati Soha" To medicine Buddha.