Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Flags
According to some lamas pray flags date back thousands of years to the Bon tradition of Pre-Buddhist Tibet. Shamanistic Bonpo Priests used primary colored plain cloth flags in healing ceremonies. Each color corresponded to a different primary element - earth, water, fire, air and space. These are considered the fundamental building blocks of our physical bodies and of our environment.
Colored flags were also used to help appease the local gods and spirits of the mountains, valleys, lakes and streams.
The Wind Horse carrying the "wish fulfilling jewel of enlightenment" is the most prevalent symbol used on prayer flags. The Wind Horse is the most common prayer flag. It represents good fortune; the uplifting life force of energies and opportunities that make things go well.
The prayer flag has a long history dating back to ancient Tibet, China, Persia and India. The meanings behind the prayer flag texts and symbols are based on the most profound concept of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy.
Dar Cho is the Tibetan word for prayer flag. Dar means to increase life, fortune, health and wealth. Cho means all sentient beings.
These beautiful flags flow in the wind and it is believed that with prayer and natural energy from the wind, brings happiness and good fortune among all living beings.
Each Tibetan Buddhist prayer flag is made of tightly woven, colorfast, 100% thick cotton cloth. Our prayer flags are made in Kathmandu, Nepal.