Prayer flags, Nepal, 2005

Made:
2005 in Nepal
maker:
Unknown
Prayer flags, in a string of 24 flags from Nepal. Detail view. Landscape format. Black background. Prayer flags, in a string of 24 flags from Nepal. Close up view of two flags. Black background. Prayer flags, in a string of 24 flags from Nepal. Detail of one flag in close up. Black background. Prayer flags, in a string of 24 flags from Nepal. Detail view. landscape format. Black background. Prayer flags, in a string of 24 flags from Nepal. Detail view. Portrait format. Graduated grey background.

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Prayer flags, in a string of 24 flags from Nepal. Detail view. Landscape format. Black background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Prayer flags, in a string of 24 flags from Nepal. Close up view of two flags. Black background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Prayer flags, in a string of 24 flags from Nepal. Detail of one flag in close up. Black background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Prayer flags, in a string of 24 flags from Nepal. Detail view. landscape format. Black background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Prayer flags, in a string of 24 flags from Nepal. Detail view. Portrait format. Graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

String of prayer flags to be attached to the roofs of buildings in order to bring good luck and good health, the type as would be used in the village of Khunde, Nepal, 2005.

A string of prayer flags from the Nepalese village of Kunde. Flags are attached to the roofs of buildings to bring good luck and good health. They are changed at least twice a year - usually in the spring and autumn. The new flags offer fresh prayers to the gods and each change is accompanied by a small ceremony.

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
2005-709
type:
prayer flag
taxonomy:
  • ceremonial object
  • religious object
credit:
Susan Heydon on behalf of the Khunde Hospital, Nepal