For maximum benefit, prayer flags should be hung facing in the West; next best is North and then South. If possible, flags should not be hung facing the East.
Prayer flags are traditionally printed on material dyed in the five colours that represent the Five Buddha families or the five elements ( blue: space; white: water; red: fire; green: air or wind; yellow: earth). They should be arranged in this order along the string.
All of our prayer flags are hand dyed and printed using traditionally carved woodblocks. Our flags have been checked thoroughly to make sure that the mantras are printed correctly and that the Tibetan script is accurate.
Once flags have faded or become weathered with age, they can be taken down and burnt. Hanging new flags is a good practice to do at least once a year.
All flags are printed on strong and durable cotton or polyester fabric unless specified otherwise. They are also pre-strung on strong braided nylon cord for extra strength and longevity.
All of our flag sets can be hung immediately in a place of your choice.
Below you will find listed the inauspicious days for hanging prayer flags in the year of the Iron Rat - 2020.