Pole Flags and Prayer Flags on Ropes
In the year of the Metal Dragon (2000 AD) we began printing and sewing traditional Tibetan prayer flags in Kathmandu, Nepal. With our friends - Kazi and his family - we are collaborating on a printing studio - Radiant Heart East. Using woodblocks carved in their mountain village in Yolmo we are printing prayer flags in the traditional way. We feel that these are probably the best woodblock printed flags available in the world today. We searched for several years before choosing the collection of woodblocks for this series of prayer flags.
Prayer Flags on Poles
At Radiant Heart East we make tall flags (Dar Cho) - to be displayed on poles. The flags come in the traditional 5 colors with borders and "tongues" (streamers). They have durable rope ties for securing to a pole. We have decided to print on only on good quality cotton cloth. Most prayer flags availible today are printed on polyester. The cotton flags have richer colors and compare favorably with the polyester in terms of durability and color fastness. All the pole flags and their tongues are hemmed for durability. for information on erecting flag poles see the "Flag Poles" link in the navigation buttons on the left.
Prayer Flags on Ropes
Besides the high quality sets of flags we print in our western studio (the PF series) we also offer horizontal displays of more economical prayer flags printed in our Kathmandu studio. They come presewn on rope in sets of five, ten or twenty-five.
We chose the 5 best medium size (14" X 18") woodblocks to print most of this series of prayer flags. To keep things simple we are printing each design on a different color. For example: when you order a blue flag it will always be printed with the Health and Longevity design, the Vajrasattva design will always be on white, etc.
Health and Longevity - Tsa La Nam Sum (Blue with red border)
Purification of Karma -Vajrasattva (White with blue border)
Wish Fulfilling Prayer- Sampa Lhundrup (Red with yellow border)
Compassion Prayer - Praise to the 21 Taras (Green with yellow border)
Victory over Obstacles - Gyaltsan Semo (Yellow with Green Border)