*All proceeds from the sale of the flags will support Tevel’s rebuilding program for 25,000 Nepali villagers. Read more about our earthquake relief program here.
Prayer flags are a common sight in Tibetan Buddhist regions in Asia, draped from homes and trees, on hilltops, mountain passes and religious sites. These flags are not only bright and attractive decorations, but also serve a purpose, conveying prayers and blessings to the world. Traditional Buddhist prayer flags have different images or mantras; the Buddhists believe that when the wind blows the flags, the prayers are activated.Although there may be some sensitivity regarding the borrowing of a form from another religion, this kind of borrowing occurs constantly as cultures influence each other with forms and techniques.