This prayer wheel was handmade in Nepal from brass, with turquoise, and coral inlay, and a jade circle around the outside of the prayer wheel. Prayer wheels are important meditation tools for Tibetan Buddhists. The idea behind a prayer wheel is that spinning the prayer wheel is the same as saying the mantra, or prayer, and is a form of meditation. This prayer wheel is 8 x 4 x 4 inches. The om mani padme hum mantra is around the outside of this prayer wheel. The om mani padme hum mantra is also written on a scroll inside the prayer wheel.