The hanging of prayer flags is thought to dispel danger and to bring good fortune. Prayer Flags are printed from hand carved woodblocks in the traditional manner. The five flag colors represent the five elements: Blue (earth), White (water), Red (fire), Saffron (infinite space), and Green (cosmic winds). Enjoy the slow fading of color as they hang in the elements. To dispose of old flags with respect, please burn them. Set includes flags that measure 5” tall and 3” wide. Full string is approximately 4 and ½ feet long. Made of heavy cotton. Country of origin is Nepal.