PRAYER FLAG & A TALE OF LONGING. Mary Heebner.
PRAYER FLAG & A TALE OF LONGING
PRAYER FLAG & A TALE OF LONGING
PRAYER FLAG & A TALE OF LONGING
PRAYER FLAG & A TALE OF LONGING
PRAYER FLAG & A TALE OF LONGING
PRAYER FLAG & A TALE OF LONGING
PRAYER FLAG & A TALE OF LONGING

PRAYER FLAG & A TALE OF LONGING

Santa Barbara, CA: Simplemente Maria Press, 2020. The folded flag comes in a be-ribboned white cotton pouch. A Tale of Longing, the wiro-bound 22 page journal, with hand-painted and foil-stamped covers, rests beneath in a paper enclosure. The Tale, also written in cursive, and also printed letterpress from photopolymer plates, recalls a visit to a monk printing prayer flags from carved wooden blocks at Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim, India. Every Prayer Flag and all pages of the Tale of Longing are hand-painted with the 5 colors of each of the elements. Both books are placed in a polished, beveled acrylic sleeve. . This two-sided strand of flags is sewn on a length of bronze satin ribbon. The flags, sewn on satin ribbon, come folded in a cotton pouch. The 5 prayers may be read page by page or may be displayed as a banner of ten double-sided flags suspended along a 15-foot long ribbon. Item #116214

LIMITED EDITION OF 20 COPIES. Commemorative edition on the occasion of the 25th year of Simplemente Maria Press. 1995 – 2020. Invocations of prayers to the environment, hand-written in cursive, are based upon the format of traditional Tibetan prayer flags. The 5 prayers on Khadi paper are paired with sheets of handmade pulp-painted paper. They alternate with folded Nepalese lokta paper, stamped with a lotus design on one side and on the opposite side, ink-printed with icons representing the 5 elements (earth, air, fire, water, aether). This two-sided strand of flags is sewn on a length of bronze satin ribbon. The flags, sewn on satin ribbon, come folded in a cotton pouch. The 5 prayers may be read page by page or may be displayed as a banner of ten double-sided flags suspended along a 15-foot long ribbon.

Price: $2,800.00

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