Robles wood, which grows in the Philippines, is coffee bean coloured with a visible grain texture. The wood is moderately dense and very durable, and has some similarities to teak. 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.