This single color set of 8 small prayer flags are made of 100% cotton in Kathmandu, Nepal. Recommended for indoor or protected outdoor use only. Each flag features a screen printed image of one of the 8 Auspicious symbols with an English description. The 8 Auspicious Symbols represent offerings the gods made to the Buddha after his enlightenment. It is believed that each of these symbols have powers to bring blessings. The symbols and descriptions include:
The Parasol - "Protection from sickness, obstacles and sufferings"
The Two Golden Fish - "Happiness due to fearlessness, fertility and abundance in the ocean of samsara"
The Vase - "Endless rain of long life, wealth and prosperity"
The Lotus Flower - "Purity, renunciation and divinity"
The Conch Shell - "Sound of the spreading of Buddha Dharma"
The Eternal or Endless Knot - "Buddha's endless wisdom and compassion"
The Banner of Victory - "Victory over obstacles and negativities"
The Dharma Wheel - "Wheel of Dharma: Shakyamuni Buddha & Dharma Teachings"
Set includes 8 flags that measure approximately 4 by 4 inches. Entire strand is about 3 feet long. Handmade of cotton in Nepal.