Here is a little bit of information about Tibetan Prayer Flags :
"Traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. The flags do not carry prayers to gods, which is a common misconception; rather, the Tibetans believe the prayers and mantras will be blown by the wind to spread the good will and compassion into all pervading space. Therefore, prayer flags are thought to bring benefit to all.
By hanging flags in high places the Lung ta will carry the blessings depicted on the flags to all beings. As wind passes over the surface of the flags, which are sensitive to the slightest movement of the wind, the air is purified and sanctified by the mantras.
The prayers of a flag become a permanent part of the universe as the images fade from exposure to the elements. Just as life moves on and is replaced by new life, Tibetans renew their hopes for the world by continually mounting new flags alongside the old. This act symbolizes a welcoming of life's changes and an acknowledgment that all beings are part of a greater ongoing cycle.
Because the symbols and mantras on prayer flags are sacred, they should be treated with respect. They should not be placed on the ground or used on clothing. Old prayer flags should be burned. --wikipedia.com"
Suggested further reading at www.prayerflags.com, and www.thepeaceflagproject.org as well as many other sites online.
We have combined our love of needlework with this lovely, ancient symbol of blessings, love, and the universe. Each kit comes complete with supplies and instructions needed to complete one 9" x 9" flag. While we have taken some liberty with design, each flag will contain at least one element of the five color symbols
Most of the kits will make 9" x 9" flags of the Lung ta tradition which are meant to be strung on a line and hung diagonally between two objects such as poles, trees, rocks, or buildings.