The barrel of “MandalaMaMa” is covered in a beautiful Zebra wood veneer with a hand rubbed finish. It has a fluid-filled object cell with a black background. The sides of the rotatable object cell are lined with dichroic filters. This creates an ever changing back drop of luminous color when viewed with a strong light source. The pastel image has been created with hand lamp-worked Italian glass canes by Shelley Knapp. She has also included a touch of dichroic glass in the object cell. By using techniques that she has developed over the past 24 years, she is able to achieve a spectacular image. The formation of each new seven-pointed vision is intensified with a magnification lens and is truly breath taking.
This lovely kaleidoscope measures 7-1/2" long x 2-3/8" in diameter x 2.5" tall when sitting on its custom wooden base.