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So there are these tassels on doors in Tibet. I've googled for a good hour to find out what they symbolise or are used for, but nothing concrete materializes. Some think it's a door bell, some think it's a way to ward off spirits- What are those things called, and what's the idea behind them?

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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about cultural symbols.
    – Flimzy
    Aug 25 '14 at 7:57
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They are basically prayer flags, an offering to the spirits to bless & protect the house and keep evil out. Unfortunately I can not remember their Tibetan name at the moment (but will add it later if I remember).

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