Prayer flags are colorful panels or rectangular cloths often found strung along mountain ridges and peaks high in the Himalayas to bless the surrounding countryside or for other purposes. They are commonly hung on a diagonal line from high to low between two objects (e.g., a rock and the top of a pole) in high places such as the tops of temples, monasteries, stupas or mountain passes.
Traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. Tibetans believe the prayers and mantras will be blown by the wind to spread the good will and compassion into all pervading space.
Details: Each flag is 17 x 19 cm, and there are 10 flags in a repeating pattern of green, yellow, blue, lilac and red. The affirmations Knowledge, Long Life, Prosperity, Success and Peace are written in english underneath the picture on the flag. Each colour has its own affirmation.
Length when hung: 1.95 metres