- Prayer Flags enhance the life, fortune, health and wealth of all sentient beings. Each flag is inscribed with a prayer that will flow out over the world, carried by the wind to benefit all beings.
- There are 5 different colors representing 5 primary elements: Blue: sky White: air Red: fire Green: water Yellow: earth. There are many different prayers used on prayer flags with one of the most popular being the windhorse.
- Certain (auspicious) days are better for hanging prayer flags than others and as with all Tibetan traditions prayer flags are to be hung to benefit everyone with the intention "all beings everywhere receive benefit and find happiness". Each flag set comes with a card showing the best dates to hang the flags. Enjoy the slow fading of color as they hang in the elements. To dispose of old flags with respect, please burn them.
- 5 sets of medium cotton prayer flags, each flag is approx. 8" x 9 1/2", 10 flags in each bundle which measure 80" each. Display in your garden, together they make a colorful and festive statement - or give as gifts!
- Please note that these are traditional prayer flags, they are "unfinished" and may arrive slightly frayed, and will become more frayed as the wind carries your prayers away. The idea is truly that the prayers are placed into the elements. They are to disintegrate over time and as they do their prayers fly into the wind and dissolve. Fair Trade allows artisans a fair wage to support their families.
Taraluna sells only Fair Trade Certified Prayer Flags. Information about the artisans from our Fair Trade Producer: Some prayer flags that are made by monks but for the most part prayer flags are made by Tamang families in Nepal. Tamang are an ethnic group in Nepal who practice Buddhism and have made these prayer flags for Tibetans for years. Ours are made by a Tamang family that lives near Swayambu in Kathmandu. They are a family that our manager Chunta knows in Nepal and she really wanted to help them out so has given them all of our business for many years. They have a nice sustainable business making these prayer flags for us. Each of the flags is either hand blockprinted by rolling ink onto a carved block, laying the fabric on them and then rolling a small roller over them or by silk screening. The sewing is done by one of the women of the family and is very simple and quick. Fair Trade allows these families to earn a fair wage to support their families.