Tibetan Prayer Flags String of 25
String of 25 colourful Prayer Flags. Total length 650cm. Each flag 28xm x 24cm. Approximate size.
Tibetan prayer flags are colourful panels or rectangles of colourful cloth strung along mountain ridges and peaks in the Himalayas to bless the surrounding countryside. Unknown in other branches of Buddhism, prayer flags are believed to have originated with the original Bön religion which pre-dated Buddhism in Tibet.
The flags are traditionally left unhemmed as this is in keeping with Tibetan teachings about the transitory nature of all things and the inevitable passage of time, decay and rebirth.
Prayer flags fade and unravel with time and were eventually burnt and offered as prayers.