These Tibetan prayer flags are each about 3"x 4", cut in playful shapes inspired by the geometric and plaid designs in the fabric.
The pieces are hand-sewn Pendleton® wool pieces with floss, extending 6' with floss loops on either end for hanging. They are a smaller version of the Tibetan Prayer Flags on this site, more affordable at $3.50/foot. These mini flags are perfect for work cubicles, dorm rooms or small decks and patios, or apartments.
This one is 6' long and costs $21.30. Choose your length and I will create your unique string of flags and mail it to you in a week. The last picture has a large string and a mini string next to each other so you get a better comparison of the sizes.
We live in difficult times. Let the prayers and blessings emanate from these flags wherever you hang them, to bring you peace.
This gorgeous string of Prayer Flags is based on the Tibetan tradition, created from the glorious and colorful patterns of Pendleton wool. According to the Tibet Relief Fund, Tibetan prayer flags are traditionally used to promote peace, wisdom, compassion, and strength. It is commonly thought that prayer flags offer prayers to God. They do not. Tibetans believe the wind will blow the prayers and mantras in to the surroundings, spreading goodwill and compassion.
The colors used for prayer flags are thanks to their pre-Buddhist usage. Native Tibetans used blue, white, red, green and yellow to honor the nature gods of Bon, their shamanistic religion. Each color represents the five elements, in a particular order;
blue for sky or space
white for air or clouds
red for fire
green for water
yellow for earth
As Buddhism grew the flags where adapted to contain Buddhist symbols and mantras, and are hence known as prayer flags.
It is natural that prayer flags fade and fray, indeed they are intentionally left unhemmed for this to happen. This is symbolic of the inevitable passing of all things. New prayer flags can either be hung over the old ones, or the old ones can be taken down and burnt releasing the last of the blessings.
Pendleton Woolen Mills is an American textile manufacturing company in Oregon. Pendleton's wool is long known for it's high quality fabric and iconic colorful and creative geometric designs by the Native American peoples such as Zunis, Navajos and Aztecs, reflecting their spirit, art, community and beliefs. Pendleton has been making world famous wool shirts, blankets, robes and more since 1863.
The Tibetan traditional Prayer Flags created from Pendleton® wool represents how we as Americans are multinational and multicultural and come from many faiths. These hand stitched flags have been imbued with my meditations for peace in these difficult times.
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