- 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". Our Prayer Flags are printed from hand carved woodblocks in the traditional manner. 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 cotton prayer flags, each flag measures approx. 6 1/2" x 7 1/2"-8", there are a total of 10 flags in each bundle which measure 60" each. Hang them all in your garden for a beautiful display or give them 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.
Please note: Nepal Photos show large prayer flags - this item is the small set of 5.