These miniature prayer flags are made of thick material, hemmed on the edges, which makes them long-lasting. There is a little brown bead at each end of the white rope on which they are attached.
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 9 x 8.5 cm, and there are 5 flags in green, yellow, blue, white and red. The center of each of these prayer flags feature a "Ta" (powerful or strong horse). The Ta is a symbol of speed and the transformation of bad fortune to good fortune.
Length when hung (including white rope): 1.6 metres
Length when hung (only flags): 55 centimetres