Tibetan Buddhist prayer wheel, made up of brass and copper with Buddha design frame. You can either place on table top or mount it on the wall. The "om mani padme hum" mantra is written in Sanskrit writing around the outside of this prayer wheel. Sacred Buddhist mantras are written on a long roll of paper kept inside this wheel. This roll of mantras rotates with each rotation of this wheel. With every rotation of wheel, these mantras are believed to be recited once. There are slight variations to design on each.