More on this design: Prayer flags date back to pre-Buddhist Tibet (Bon). Then, it was used by shamanistic priests in healing ceremonies. Each color presenting one of the five elements: yellow (earth), green (water), red (fire), white (air), blue (wind). Properly setting up colored flags around patients harmonized the elements of their body since according to eastern medicine, all five elements need to be in balance to produce health and harmony.
Our "Tibetan Prayer Flags" greeting card is also available with photos