- No Tibetan custom is as well known as the offering of a kata or white scarf in greeting.
- The kata is an auspicious symbol. It lends a positive note to the start of any enterprise or relationship and indicates the good intentions of the person offering it.
- Katas are offered to religious images, such as statues of the Buddha, and to lamas and government.
A kata is a greeting scarf that is given to family, friends or guests which show gratitude and wishes of happiness and prosperity. The offering of the kata indicates that the request is not marred by corrupt thoughts or ulterior motives.
For some additional information, check out our Blog post - What is a Kata Scarf?
Measures approximately 5 feet long. Made of 100% polyester in Nepal.