This hand held antique Buddhist mani or prayer wheel is also known as a khorten or cho-kor. This example has a long wooden handle with a cylindrical, leather covered wheel topped by a finial. A small, faceted metal bead hangs from the side to create a rhythm when the wheel is spun.
19th/early 20th century
Width 3 Depth 3 Height 9.5 in.
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