Padauk woods (aka wing fruit wood) colour makes it a favourite among woodworkers. Padauks can be confused with true rosewoods to which they are somewhat related, but as a general rule padauks are coarser and less decorative in figure. Like rosewood, padauk is sometimes used to make xylophone, organ and marimba keys, and guitars. It is an important material in traditional Chinese furniture. Some padauks are used as herbal medicines, for example to treat skin parasites and fungal infections. We hand make all our own malas, so they can be custom ordered according to your design or our inspiration. The minimum quantity order is 2 malas per bead type and 10 malas total. Our standard bead size is 8mm, but other sizes are available upon request. We normally string our malas on a high quality (flexible) beading wire. If your would like them to be made with string, nylon cord, or another material, please specify. You can also specify the type (and placement) of marker beads (if any), guru bead, leader bead, tassel beads, and string (or thread) color by entering in the information above.