Tiger Ebony is found in the Kamagong and Mabolo fruit trees of the Philippines. Sometimes called Ironwood because of its hard texture, this wood features beautiful variations in color on every bead. You will find unique shades of beige, brown and black throughout the strand. Historically believed to ward off negative energy, the smooth Tiger Ebony is a perfect bead for mala projects. Holes will easily accommodate two passes of Regular C-Lon, 18 gauge round wire and 1.0mm round leather. Each bead is unique, so expect variations.Sold on 16 inch strands. Approximately 50-55 beads per strand.