Bhutanese Mask Dancers - Bhutan
Bhutanese Mask Dancers | Chele La pass, Paro | Bhutan, 2016
The f luttering prayer f lags grace every high pass in Bhutan. They are a very important part of the Himalayan tradition of ensuring safe passage at high altitude. They come in two basic forms: horizontal coloured f lags and
vertical white flags. Each colour has a symbolic meaning: blue for sky, white for air, red for fire, green for water and yellow for soil. When hung all around a mountain pass, they form a chaotic tapestry of cultural affirmation.
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