The English word, bead, derives from the Old English noun bede which means a prayer. Beads are among the earliest human ornaments and ostrich shell beads in Africa date to 10,000 BC. Over the centuries various cultures have made beads from a variety of materials from stone and shells to clay.
significance-108_Humanity-Healing : Cosmic Creations About 108 Earths fit across the Sun. About 108 Suns fit in between Earth and Sun. About 108 Moons fit between Earth and Moon. 108 is a very sacred number in many religions. Hindu prayer mala's are made of 108 beads. There are 108 names of God. 108 Chakras. It has been said that if one takes just 108 breaths in one day, they will reach enlightenment.