Flags, Scrolls & Decor
Prayer flags are an honored tradition in Tibet and other buddhist countries, where they are strung in long buntings and left to hang in the wind and weather until they totally decompose. Each prayer flag has its own special meaning, but the gist of every one is to send blessings into the world and to receive blessings into the space where they hang. In western society, where we tend to throw away the old and tatty, prayer flags are taken down once they get that way and the leftover shreds are burned to speed their messages into the ether. We have also expanded on the original prayer flag theme with other inspirational emblems, words and pictures, that are perhaps more relevant in western society.
Inspirational scrolls, banners and pennants are similar to prayer flags, in that the message is one of blessing and reminding us of being blessed. These are usually hung indoors and rarely become tatty, so they are lasting decor items.
Wall size printed tapestries, including batiks and those hand-sewn with sequins are other ways to make a statement in a ritual space, or to remind us of the blessings of the divine.
Sequinned printed cloths usually depict hindu vedic deities, gods and goddesses.
Batiks can be small or wall size, and make a statement in a room, whether that is a ritual space or not. These can be a reminder of the divine even in a lounge or dining room, or amid modern decor.
Large hand printed cloths, also known as tapestries, sometimes have deities on them, such as buddha or ganesha or lakshmi. Usually, these cloths support families working in Indian village under stringent ethical conditions. They can also be used as lightweight summer bedspreads, table cloths, or altar cloths on larger tables. Tapestries come in many other designs, including green man and om symbol.