An iron pointer [Early 18th century]

An iron pointer. Chak Dhar ལྕགས་མདའ (Wylie lcags mda') A key item for all Lama Manipas, used to indicate key scenes of the story being told that are depicted on a narrative thangka . 88 cm long, decorated with attachments including a white scarf (katak), red string, and a multicoloured cloth with bells and tassles. . Creation dates: Early 18th century. Date suggested by current owner. Custodial history: An item owned by the family of Buchen Pema Tsewang and passed down through generations of Lama Mani in Tibet. Following his death the material has been handed down to his son Pema Choephel who is not a practising Lama Manipa. Extent and format of original material: One iron pointer. Owner(s) of original material: Pema Choephel. Material inherited from his late father, the Lama Manipa Buchen Pema Tsewang.