Sashes honoring a tree, which in Asia is typically a Banyan tree. According to myth, the banyan is the one that can fulfill all your wishes. Many sages and even Buddha himself have sought the meaning of life and attained nirvana under the Banyan tree. After wandering for six years Buddha finally came to rest in a forest and sat under a Bodhi tree for seven days, meditatiing on his true nature. Thai Buddhists hold the tree sacred and wrap silk around it in respect.