Unusual hand crafted Prayer Wheel
Made of silver and has accents with gold gilt.
Contains a paper scroll with prayer mantras placed inside a red cloth cover.
Estimated to be from the 1800s / early 1900s
The main wheel has a diameter of about 9 cm and the complete wheel is about 53 cm tall
The silver cap at the top and the dome come off easily - I've used blue tack to keep it in place firmly.
Rare heavy solid piece made and used with love and reverence.
History of this piece: Tibetan pilgrims offer these prayer wheels at monasteries as a token of worship. These offerings are then auctioned sometimes. This and the other prayer wheel 1286 and a few other items were acquired in such an auction.
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.