These beautiful prayer flags can be seen everywhere in Nepal, on bridges, temples, at Himalayan base camps and at home – and now you can have them in your home too!
These horizontal strings are known as Lung ta. They feature ten flags in five colours: blue for sky and peace, white for air and purification, red for fire and compassion, green for water and prosperity and yellow for earth and knowledge. Each flag is printed with prayers and mantras which benefit the person who mounts the flags, but also as the flags flutter in the wind the air is cleansed and purified spreading compassion and goodwill to all everywhere the wind blows. The printing on these flags is in the traditional black ink.
As these flags are a polycotton blend they are suitable for outdoor use (although you can hang them inside too!) If hung outside they will slowly fade over time, this symbolizes the passing of time as the prayers have now become part of the physical universe. New flags should be hung alongside the old, representing that all beings are part of a larger ongoing cycle of life. As new flags are hung, new hopes for the future are realised and life’s changes are welcomed.
Please note that if hung outside some dye from the printing may run, this is due to the natural dyes used. Please do not place the flags on the ground, the prayers are sacred and should be treated with respect.
Medium Size – flag width approx 18cm. Total length approx. 2.7m