Ratchamala is said to be a Thai and Himalayan mispronunciation of Raja Mala, the kingly mala, perhaps in reference to tiger teeth, bear claws and other important items on antique pieces. These are contemporary and have no parts from endangered species! These are ornamented with amulets made from horse tooth, assorted beads, seeds and nuts. In Kathmandu they are said to be protective and often used by shamans. They are strung on cotton cord.
In Newari, they are called Raksha-ma, necklace of amulets worn by children in Kathmandu as protection against evil influences.
It is also a proper name and surname in assorted spellings, and there was a long-ago king named Ratchamalla, with two L’s.
It may be considered a protective amulet.
Made in Kathmandu