<p>Luxurious Green Khata aka Jeldar, a traditional ceremonial scarf made from silk, size 240 x 50 cm</p>

Inventory No: 23308

Product Features

Made from
290 cm
56 cm
Country of origin
Kham (Eastern Tibet), China
145 gr
Catalog sections
Khata, a ritual scarf

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Product Description

A khata (Tib.: ཁ་བཏགས་; Wylie: kha btags) also known as Jeldar (Tib.: འཇལ་དར་; Wylie: 'jal dar) is a traditional ceremonial scarf in Bon and Tibetan Buddhism. It originated probably from pre-buddhist Bon tradition, and nowadays is quite common in cultures and countries where Tibetan Buddhism is practiced or has strong influence.

The khata symbolizes purity and compassion and are worn or presented with incense at many ceremonial occasions, including births, weddings, funerals, graduations and the arrival or departure of guests. However, not every fabric is suitable for making a khata: the Tibetans themselves say that the right khata can be made only from natural fabric, such as silk or satin.

Tibetan khatas are usually come in five colors, symbolising five elements. The most elegant gestue is the offering of five khatas of different colors put on each other.

A green khata is a symbol of a blossoming land, good activity, fertility, awakening and elimination of any obstacles. A symbol of growth and prosperity.

This high quality khata is made of plain silk and decorated with mantras and ashtamangala (Eight Auspicious symbols) and traditional Tibetan greeting "Tashi Delek".