The hanging of prayer flags is an ancient tradition in Tibet and is becoming increasingly popular in the West. These handmade cotton flags are woodblock printed in Tibetan script with wishes of happiness for all beings. As the flags blow in the wind, it is believed that the prayers they contain are being constantly sent out into the universe to find ultimate fulfillment. These Prayer Flags are a Fair Trade product made by Tibetan Nuns living in India under the sponsorship of the Tibetan Nuns Project (see below).
SMALL WINDHORSE PRAYER FLAGS Small: 9 inches x 9 inches
Common to many Tibetan prayer flags is the lungta or windhorse, the mythical animal who carries all intentional prayers to the universe. The hanging of prayer flags is thought to dispel danger and to bring good fortune. Our Prayer Flags are printed from hand carved woodblocks in the traditional manner.
MEDIUM DEITY PRAYER FLAGS Medium: 13 high x 11 wide
This unique set of prayer flags contain some of the most important deities, saints and sacred symbols in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Padmasambhava on blue, the Windhorse on white, Milarepa on red, Tara on green and the Kalachakra symbol on yellow.
LARGE TARA PRAYER FLAGS Large: 24 inches high x 12 inches wide
Tara is known as the bodhisattva of compassion or The Swift One because of her immediate response to those requesting her aid. She is also called the Liberator and goddess who grants all wishes. She is said to have been born from a lotus blossom that sprang from a tear shed by Avalokitesvara, the god of compassion.
The five flag colors represent the five elements: Blue (earth), White (water), Red (fire), Saffron (infinite space), and Green (cosmic winds). Enjoy the slow fading of color as they hang in the elements. To dispose of old flags with respect, please burn them. Set of five.