This traditional Tibetan meditation mala was originally made of Yak Bone from monks. The idea was to chant on each bead and contemplate the transitory nature of existence. These came from the Tibetan refugees living in Kathmandu valley who escaped from Tibet. The length is about 38cm .This is a unique piece to add to your bead or mala collection. It can be worn around the neck, wrapped around in hand, or used for spiritual and religious purposes. Size mentioned in the description and may differ in the actual product.