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Tibetan Handicrafts

Tibetan Handicrafts

Tibetan Ornaments Tibetan Ornaments

Deriving from nomadic life on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Tibetan handicrafts have fully displayed the wisdom of Tibetan people and become a unique art form in the world. Getting a closer look at those delicate crafts, you'll catch a strong feeling of Tibetan characteristics from the selected materials, elaborate design and perfect color match.

While traveling in Tibet, you are highly recommended to buy some Tibetan souvenirs for your family and friends. As the most famous bazaar in Lhasa, Barkhor street is also a distributing center for Tibetan handicrafts and accessories. Here you can see all kinds of crafts and art works in Tibet, like Tibetan incense, knife, pottery wares, ornaments, jewelry, carpets and quilts, etc. Read more about what are the most recommended souvenirs you should buy during a Tibet tour and why Tibetan rugs are becoming more popular around the world.

Accessory and Handicraft of Tibet

Accessory and Handicraft of Tibet

An incredible thing about visiting Tibet is that there’s such a wide array of traditional, handcrafted pieces to see. From traditional knives, to Thangka paintings, to even the home décor, there’s always something intriguing to set your sights on.

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Tibetan Incense

Tibetan Incense

In Tibet, for many centuries, incense has been a part of their daily lives. Widely used for relaxation, meditation and the cleansing of the home environment, it has an aroma that often helps to calm and soothe restless minds.

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Here's Why Tibetan Rugs Are Becoming More Popular Around The World

Here's Why Tibetan Rugs Are Becoming More Popular Around The World

Tibetan rug shops are nearly always the best presented of all the market shops, with huge weaved hangings draping off the walls and layers of sample rugs taking up much of the floor space; they are just so inviting to touch and sit on! Here we'll introduce you to the idea of purchasing your very own Tibetan rug.

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What Are The Most Recommended Souvenirs You Should Buy During A Tibet Tour?

What Are The Most Recommended Souvenirs You Should Buy During A Tibet Tour?

If you are planning a Tibet tour, you are going to come across those aforementioned shops. It will be no surprise when you find some of the cutest, delicate and well-made souvenirs you’ll ever see when walking through the streets of Lhasa and other towns. Read more about where and what to buy in Tibet trip.

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Tibetan carpet or rug

Tibetan carpet or rug

Tibetan carpet or rug is famous all over the world. Tibet has a long history of making rugs with many purposes ranging from flooring to wall hanging to horse saddles, though the most common use is as a seating carpet.

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Kadian: Small Tibetan Rug

Kadian: Small Tibetan Rug

Tibetan carpets mainly include “sadian” (carpet for covering floors) and “kadian” (puff, a plush mat for coving cushions). Kadian, also called small Tibetan rug, are Tibetan people's favorite cushions.

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Bangdian, rainbow at Tibetan women’s waist

Bangdian, rainbow at Tibetan women’s waist

Bangdian is Tibetan Apron, a kind of colorful and faconne woolen fabric very popular among Tibetan women. When Tibetan women tie it about the waist as an ornament, the Bangdian is just like a rainbow at Tibetan women’s waist.

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Gawu, Tibetan women’s amulet

Gawu, Tibetan women’s amulet

Gawu, Tibetan women’s amulet or protective talisman, is a type of jewelry essential for Tibetan women. When you travel to Tibet, you can find Gawu worn on the neck of Tibetan women.

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Dzi Bead

Dzi Bead

If you travelling in Tibet, except to visit famous places there, an other thing you have to is shopping. Tibet has many excellent handicrafts and artistic ,and one of the most famous thing is dzi bead.

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Tibetan Pottery Wares

Tibetan Pottery Wares

Pottry wares are very popular in Tibet and essential to the Tibetans' daily life. The Tibetan potting has more than 5000-year history.

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Tibetan Ear Ornaments

Tibetan Ear Ornaments

In Tibet, both men and women wear ear ornaments, made in the typical Tibetan fashion, out of silver or gold plating.

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Tibetan Ornaments, Tibetan Jewelry

Tibetan Ornaments, Tibetan Jewelry

A variety of captivating Tibetan ornaments made of red and yellow Tibetan coral, Tibetan carnelian, yak bones, Tibetan silver, Tibetan copper, turquoise and other natural elements are unique to Tibet and seem naturally imbued with a mystical flavor.

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Tibetan Quilts - One of the important Tibetan handicrafts

Tibetan Quilts - One of the important Tibetan handicrafts

Tibetan quilts are indispensable for Tibetan people's live. This page is about the history, material and role of Tibetan quilts.

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Tibetan Knife - An Ethnic Handicraft of Tibet

Tibetan Knife - An Ethnic Handicraft of Tibet

This page is about Tibetan knife which is essential and indispensable in Tibetan people's daily life, including its type, material and function.

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