These beautiful silk Tibetan ceremonial prayer scarves (or kataks) come in five vibrant colors. In Tibetan Buddhism, it is traditional to present a katak or khata as a sign of respectful greeting and as an offering to lamas after an empowerment or teaching. The katak symbolizes purity and compassion and is presented at many ceremonial occasions, including births, weddings, funerals, graduations, and arrival or departure of guests.
Each katak has the eight Buddhist auspicious symbols woven into the fabric. The purchase of these kataks helps provide food, shelter and education to over 700 Tibetan nuns living in India.