L is an experienced hunter in Berau Regency East Kalimantan. One day he rang my friend B, that he got some excellent material.
These logs are costly, so at that time, B could only afford to get one.
And from this log, he and his four workers managed to make four mala beads and three bracelets out of it.
And because he is my friend, he made me the best one out the four mala beads. The rest he sold it to a local guy.
I have seen many mala beads before, but this one is special.
First, you probably notice it is dark.
And it is very dark.
It is dark enough that I can't take pictures of at night time.
Usually, I can turn on my LED light to capture some images but not this one.
Because it would feel like "fake", the light would bounce back, which would make the wrong impression. You would not be able to see the grains (pattern) of this mala.
So I waited and waited.
Until 10.00 am when the sun is just right
I got it, and I am glad to show you the images of this magnificent beauty.
The photo is original.
It is what it is. No edit, no software. Just sunlight, my phone (Google Pixel 2), and this Ethereal Agarwood mala.
I have heard this request many times.
"darker colour please, with good resin, price around $350."
Unfortunately, I can't sell this for $350 because I can't.
The good news is it is "darker" than dark compared to most in the market.
It will be unlikely you have seen this grain and texture before
There is no second piece.
This is the one and only.