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Natural dyed cotton prayer flags – "Sunflower's Life" – by Sky Like Snow

Natural dyed cotton prayer flags – "Sunflower's Life" – by Sky Like Snow

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: cotton, hemp twine, waterbased ink, fabric, natural dyes
  • Favorited by: 36 people
  • Gift message available
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From Chester, VT
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Description

“What do you think has become of the young and old men?
And what do you think has become of the women and children?

They are alive and well somewhere,
The smallest sprout shows there is really no death,
And if ever there was it led forward life, and does not wait at the
end to arrest it,
And ceas'd the moment life appear'd.

All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses,
And to die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.”

~Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

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In Himalayan tradition, prayer flags are hung outside where the wind and elements carry their wishes across the land. Their decay is evidence that the wishes have been dispersed. These nondenominational flags are naturally dyed with flowers, roots, leaves and lichen that I grow and ethically forage for in the landscapes surrounding my southern Vermont studio. The hand drawn, screen printed design is intended to be both decorative and contemplative.

The details: Each string has 6 raw edge flags that each measure 6" x 8". They are sewn on a length of hemp twine which is 7' long. The printing is done with water-based ink.

Note: Assorted colors. Your flags will be similar sunny/earthy colors, but may be different from the flags pictured.

If they are hung outside and caressed by the sun, rain and wind, the colors are likely to fade and birds may begin to borrow threads for their nests. As decay is part of the purpose of these flags, the natural dyes and fibers ensure that they are safely biodegradable for the environment.

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You can see more flags in my shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SkyLikeSnow
“What do you think has become of the young and old men?
And what do you think has become of the women and children?

They are alive and well somewhere,
The smallest sprout shows there is really no death,
And if ever there was it led forward life, and does not wait at the
end to arrest it,
And ceas'd the moment life appear'd.

All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses,
And to die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.”

~Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

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In Himalayan tradition, prayer flags are hung outside where the wind and elements carry their wishes across the land. Their decay is evidence that the wishes have been dispersed. These nondenominational flags are naturally dyed with flowers, roots, leaves and lichen that I grow and ethically forage for in the landscapes surrounding my southern Vermont studio. The hand drawn, screen printed design is intended to be both decorative and contemplative.

The details: Each string has 6 raw edge flags that each measure 6" x 8". They are sewn on a length of hemp twine which is 7' long. The printing is done with water-based ink.

Note: Assorted colors. Your flags will be similar sunny/earthy colors, but may be different from the flags pictured.

If they are hung outside and caressed by the sun, rain and wind, the colors are likely to fade and birds may begin to borrow threads for their nests. As decay is part of the purpose of these flags, the natural dyes and fibers ensure that they are safely biodegradable for the environment.

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You can see more flags in my shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SkyLikeSnow

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