Tibetan Prayer Flags
R45.00 – R75.00
Small Roll Size – Approx 12×12 each flag
Medium Roll Size – Approx 16×12 each flag
Made in Nepal
A colourful rectangular string of cloths often found strung along mountain ridges and peaks high in the Himalayas. They are used to bless the surrounding countryside and for other purposes.
A roll of prayer flags come in sets of five. One in each of five colours.
The reason Tibetan prayer flags are most often hung up high is so that they flutter in the wind. It is said that they emit positive spiritual vibrations and that the prayers are carried by the wind like silent prayers.
The five colours are arranged from left to right in a specific order: blue, white, red, green, and yellow. The five colours represent the five elements and five pure lights. Different elements are associated with different colours for specific traditions, purposes and sadhana.
Blue symbolises the sky and space, white symbolises the air and wind, red symbolises fire, green symbolises water, and yellow symbolises earth.