Windhorse Prayer flags
Made by Choki School of Traditional Arts
The mini flags are 6"x7" in dimensions with 5 different colored flags.
Prayer flags are indeed one of the appealing characteristic of a Bhutanese tradition and mythology. It is an angelic representation of the Buddhist sculpture and art often with a believe that well-being and happiness flourishes where it flutters. This flags are explicit with a detailed woodblock prints on high quality cotton cloth. The 5 colors of flags (blue, white, red, green, yellow) represent the 5 basic elements: space, air, fire, water, earth. Each color has special Buddhist symbols, prayers and mantras for a particular purpose: Blue - Health & Longevity, White– Karma Purification, Red – Wish Fulfillment, Green –Compassion, Yellow – Overcoming Obstacles.
Printed and made in Bhutan by students of Choki School of Traditional Arts students.
About the Artisan
Choki is a non profit organization founded with the mission of protecting the culture and traditions of some of the most sacred places left in the world that are under the threat of “globalization.” Through Choki’s support causes, beneficiaries will receive opportunities for human sustainability, security, and empowerment.
The artworks are then sold with all proceeds returned to the artists' communities for sustainable development projects. By revealing to the developed world the beauty of secluded cultures that exist, we believe we can help sustain tradition.
Choki believes art serves as communication for the improvement of society, social relationships, consciousness, and a greater understanding of the human experience.
All our art pieces are 100% handmade, unique from each other and carry with them the ancient techniques that have been passed down through generations by the bhutanese artisans.
"The creative powers of people are infinite, and must be supported."