For centuries Tibetans have hung prayer flags on mountain tops, homes, stupas and temples. The prayers written on the flags are matras, images of deities, Prayers, are released out to the universe as the wind blows through them. As the images and prayers fade from the flags, they become a part of the universe. New flags are often hung on auspicious days and during celebrations.
Our prayer flags are handmade in Nepal by a local family that has been making prayer flags in Kathmandu for decades. They us traditional woodblocks and screen printing and employ hardworking women who are compensated fairly for their work and skills. This short video shows how we make our flags.