TIBETAN NUNS PROJECT PRAYER FLAGS
Est. 1987, Tibetan Nuns Project (TNP) provides housing, health care, education and freedom of religious practice for hundreds of Tibetan nuns fleeing from persecution in Tibet. Over 700 nuns are supported by TNP.
The origin of printing prayer flags in Tibet is said to date back to the 11th century. As the wind blows the printed prayers are carried off to the universe while rains carry the prayers to the earth. The hanging of prayer flags is thought to promote good fortune and to dispel danger. In Tibet, they are called Lung-ta or Windhorse, named for often featured mystical animal who carries the prayers to the universe on the spiritual winds. Tibetan prayer flags are printed with sacred mantras and the names of deities; once they fade they should be burned to respectfully dispose of them. The five colors of the flags represent the harmony of five elements in balance; blue=sky and space, white=air and wind, red=fire, green=water and yellow=earth.
These prayer flags have been hand- silk screened by the Tibetan Nuns Project in Dharamsala, India.
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Handmade- Fair Trade
Artisan Country: India
Size: 6”H x 4”W x 6’L (mystic)
12"H x 8"W x 4'L (medium Buddha)