Prayer Flags

Prayer Flags

colorful banners with Buddhist blessings, mostly used in the Himalayas

Location: 

Liuwuxiang

Duration: 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Personal highlights

  1. Prayer Flags: banner with square colorful cloth for good blessing
  2. Colors: blue, white, red, green, yellow, representing the 5 elements
  3. Symbols: prayers are written around a horse with three flaming jewels
  4. Sweatshops: producing and selling directly behind the market
  5. Souvenirs: buying directly from the production house in Lhasa

Image sources

  1. Prayer flags on a pole at Barkhor
  2. Working in a sweatshop in Lhasa
  3. Prayer flags on Gamba La Pass
  4. Sewing machine in a sweatshop
  5. Stock of many prayer flags

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