"Unique to Tibetan Buddhism, prayer flags printed with auspicious symbols and colors are believed to transmit blessings and exert a powerful force for good when they flutter in the wind. High in the Himalayas, such sacred flags have been flown for more than a thousand years, symbolizing the protective and healing influence of the Dharma." Thanks to the Tibetan Aid Project.
I have adapted a traditional design I found long ago in a Himalayan art book, redrawn to transparent positives, from which I have made silkscreens in various sizes. I print the image on cotton-poly fabric in a sequential order of 5 colors: blue, white, red, green, and yellow. The Lung-ta or Windhorse in the center carries the prayers to every corner of every conceivable universe, to bring compassionate wishes to all beings. The flags are typically hung outdoors where they eventually disintegrate in the elements.