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kanji flag

by Jennifer Utsch $68.00
Handmade
Recycled

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Values in Alignment

Each letter of our alphabet may represent a unique sound, but each symbol in Japanese Kanji depicts an entire word or concept. With this meditative, outdoor string of Tibetan-inspired prayer flags, artist Jennifer Utsch spells out essential values that are treasured the world over. Utsch carefully cuts each elaborate symbol from recycled steel, and gives each a color that seems to suit its energy. "Health" is a vibrant green; "Faith" is pure white. The metal flags are suspended from a chain, alternating with traditional Noah bells from India, which are said to sooth the spirit with their gentle chiming. Tibetans believe that their prayer flags allow the wind to carry the good will of their messages as a blessing on the world. Makes a thoughtful and inspiring addition to your outdoor decor. Handmade in India and California.

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Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
30393
Made from
brass, recycled metal
Measurements
60" L; Each Flag: 2.5" H x 2" W; Each Chime: 1.5" L x 1" dia.
Notes
Care instructions: Intended for indoor or outdoor use. The chain and the bells may oxidize slightly in outdoor conditions; however, the squares should not fade. Length may vary within .25" due to handmade nature of this item.

The Kanji Symbol meanings are as follows (left to right) Love, Harmony, Strength, Health, Wisdom, Prosperity, and Faith.
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Jennifer Utsch

Jennifer Utsch

Artist Jennifer Utsch has always been passionate about art and creating. Seeing promise, her high school teacher, urged her to enroll in art school. Like so many, Jennifer never believed there was a future for her in art; so, she veered in the opposite direction and graduated with degrees in Spanish and International Relations. She pursued careers in Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Real Estate.

Eventually, she found her way back to her first love in art. Wanting to work with people and the environment, Jennifer began to envision how she could make the interconnections of these passions into her life's work.

Now, she collects "trash" and makes it "work" for her; it is in this simplicity that creates beauty and allows new ideas to flow. collection

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4.3

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3.0

Nice but not worth the price

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    Comments about KANJI FLAG:

    It is lovely but too small for what you pay for it. I do like it and I'm keeping it but because it's so expensive for something so small that doesn't do anything - it's just a decoration - I wouldn't recommend it.

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    5.0

    I will purchase for a gift

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    from Buena Park, CA

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        Comments about KANJI FLAG:

        Perfect for my yard. I looked at this several times. I find it unique.

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        5.0

        Awesome

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        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Secure
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            Comments about KANJI FLAG:

            Even nicer in person. Very stylish yet simple and meaningful. I placed this at the entrance of my bedroom. It provides me and my room with such a calming, spiritual and inspirational atmosphere!

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