Five Squares Ikat Prayer Flag

You’ll love it because: Inspired by tradition, the east-meets-west design and colours evoke the calm tranquility of works by contemporary artists like Mark Rothko.

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$136.00

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Ikat Prayer Flag, with five squares, is one of our original “east meets west” designs. It’s our take on temple or prayer flags, which are traditionally woven by Tai Lue weavers.

Motifs like diamonds, flowers and mythical creatures symbolise peace, compassion, strength, wisdom and merit. It is believed that the reeds woven into the flags will help lift the wishes of the weaver to the heavens.

The diamond and flower patterns are woven using supplementary weft technique. Did you know Ock Pop Tok means “east meets west”?

  • Material: 100% silk
  • Care Instructions: Gently clean with damp cloth
  • Dimensions: 250 cm x 48 cm (98.4 in x 19 in)

Additional information

WeightN/A
Color

Blue, Purple, Red

Made by:

Local Village Weavers

This product is made by weavers from villages nearby our  Living Crafts Centre!

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