Made in Nepal, these beautiful prayer flags are colourful
panels of rectangular cloth using the primary colours which symbolize:
blue = sky/space (Om)
white = air/wind (Ma)
red = fire (Ni)
green = water (Padme)
yellow = earth(Hum)
Commonly hung on a diagonal line from high to low between
two objects in a high location outdoors. They promote peace, compassion,
strength and wisdom and are believed to spread good will and compassion to all
as they blow in the wind.
Prayer flags traditionally feature a lung ta (powerful horse) bearing three
flaming jewels which symbolize the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha. This is
surrounded by versions of mantras and images or names of four powerful animals.
Prayer flags may also have images such as Buddha or the Om Mani Padme Hum