Traditionally, prayer flags represent the five Feng Shui elements, water, metal, fire, wood, and earth. Hang anywhere you want a concentration of supporting spiritual energy. If using indoors reposition them often as they need movement to be most effective. Tibetans believe the prayers and mantras will be blown by the wind to spread the goodwill and compassion into all pervading space. Individual flags are 9" x 9 1/2"? with a length of cord at each end of the 20"? strand to tie it off.