Vintage Buddhist Prayer Scroll Tube from the 1940s & 50s
Unique dark brass cylinders made from rolled up Buddhist prayers! Make a cool, long tube bead! Old (circa 1940s) prayer cylinder from Thailand with blessed yellow prayer cloth inside, 77mm x 8mm diameter. SOLD SEPARATELY.
The four digit number at the end of the scrolls refers to the Buddhist lunar calendar; the difference between the Buddhist era and Christian era is 543 years (i.e. year 2486 is AD 1943, etc.). So, 2483 (as it is stamped on some of these pendants) is 1940, 2501 is 1958, etc.