Tibet prayer flags Prayer Flags are inscribed with auspicious symbols, invocations, prayers, and mantras. Tibetan Buddhists for centuries have planted these flags outside their homes and places of spiritual practice for the wind to carry the beneficent vibrations across the countryside. Prayer flags are said to bring happiness, long life and prosperity to the flag planter and those in the vicinity. Dharma prints bear traditional Buddhist symbols, protectors and enlightened beings. As the Buddhist spiritual approach is non-theistic, the elements of Tantric iconography do not stand for external beings, but represent aspects of enlightened mind i.e. compassion, perfect action, fearlessness, etc. Displayed with respect, Dharma prints impart a feeling of harmony and bring to mind the precious teachings.
Pole Flags and Prayer Flags on Ropes In the year of the Metal Dragon (2000 AD) we began printing and sewing traditional Tibetan prayer flags in Kathmandu, Nepal. With our friends - Kazi and his family - we are collaborating on a printing studio Radiant Heart East. Using woodblocks carved in their mountain village in Yolmo we are printing prayer flags in the traditional way. We feel that these are probably the best woodblock printed flags available in the world today. We searched for several years before choosing the collection of woodblocks for this series of prayer flags.
Prayer Flags on Poles At Radiant Heart East we make tall flags (Dar Cho) - to be displayed on poles. The flags come in the traditional 5 colors with borders and "tongues" (streamers). They have durable rope ties for securing to a pole. We have decided to print on only on good quality cotton cloth. Most prayer flags availible today are printed on polyester. The cotton flags have richer colors and compare favorably with the polyester in terms of durability and color fastness. All the pole flags and their tongues are hemmed for durability. for information on erecting flag poles see the "Flag Poles" link in the navigation buttons on the left.
rayer Flags on Ropes For more information Please visit http://www.prayerflags.com