Sorry, this item is SOLD OUT. In Zen, beads are often used in meditation and chanting. The second patriarch of Zen, Huike of Shaolin Temple, even used them as a weapon. At Shaolin Temple, they are often given as gifts or keepsakes, reminders of the diligence of practice. These Shaolin Big Bead Necklaces are carved from of solid wood. Each bead is 1" in diameter. The entire string is over 4' in length. Truly impressive for its size, these beads are sure to impress. Imported directly from the source-the Shaolin Temple of China.