Historically prayer flags were flown to guarantee good fortune within the nomadic communities of Tibet, however, this ritual shifted and assumed a more expanded significance. Their design now includes mantras, images of Bodhisattvas & auspicious symbols representing wisdom, power, joy, confidenc..
Tibetan's deeply believe that Thogchags (tokens and amulets) have magical power to ward off evil and to bring good luck. - to obtain 9 Thogchags in one's life time is considered the best of luck. Hard cover, very hard to find, 207 page full of color plates, history and description. (20 available)..