Stunning hand crafted Prayer Wheel with a paper roll of Sutra inside
Copper with engraved emblems and letters
Contains a paper scroll with prayer mantras placed inside
Has a metal chain to which two heavy balls are attached that provide the centrigual force while spinning.
Has a long wooden handle and a bone disc support. All parts connected axially with a metal rod. (See photo with the components separated). The components are not permanently attached to each other but with the spinning motion they wheel stays well-balanced on top of the rod+disc. When it is laid down, the wheel comes off easily for easy storage.
Estimated to be from the early 1900s
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 was acquired directly from the seat of the Dalai Lama's abode.
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.