Flying on Tibetan mountain passes, temple roofs and wherever Tibetans now make their home, gaily coloured prayer flags scatter blessings, mantras and good luck message on the winds, to be blown around the world. This pack contains 15 hand-painted lung-ta-authentic cotton flags. The accompanying book describes the origin and significance of prayer flags and presents a stunning collection of full-colour photographs of the flags in use, both inside and outside Tibet. Author and photographer Diane Barker explains the symbolism of the prayer flags included and suggests how they can be used at home.
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This attractive package consists of an illustrated hardcover and a long, colorful Tibetan prayer flag, packaged together in a lovely gift box. While the concept of this gift combination is similar to Tad Wise's "Blessings on the Wind," this set offers a superior book as part of the package. In it, Barker presents an accessible history of the role of prayer flags, explaining the symbolism of the five colors and the customary invocations that accompany the flags. Barker's approach is practical, advising readers about the most auspicious places and times to hang their flags, and helping them to understand the symbolism of the most popular designs. The book's best attribute is its beautiful full-color photography, showing images of the flags' use in the lives of ordinary Tibetans, as well as famous lamas.
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