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Tibetan Handicrafts

Time: 2016-09-20

 Tibetan handicrafts have become popular around the world with the tourism flourishing in Tibet.

Popular Tibetan handicrafts include: carpets from Gyangze County in Xigaze Prefecture, aprons from Gyaidexiu Town in Lhoka Prefecture, pulu from Chanang County in Lhoka Prefecture, Tibetan quilts from Nanggarze County in Xigaze Prefecture, wood bowls from Gyacha County in Xigaze Prefecture, Tibetan knives from Lhatse County in Xigaze Prefecture, bullion appliances from Lhasa, jade articles from Rinbung County in Xigaze Prefecture and etc.

Tibetan Knives are traditional and well-known handicrafts with a peculiar style. they are indispensable in the life of herdsmen. Tibetans use them as the tools to defend, to slaughter livestock and to eat meat. Tibetans have a sense of security with knives because Tibetan look might and valiant with knives.Tibetan knives are produced in many regions in Tibet. People may focus on knives’practicality, sharpness, decoration, shape, etc. There are two categories: one for man and another for woman. Men’s knives tend to be more curly and sharper while women’s are delicate. The most famous Tibetan knives are Lhatse knife and XieTongMen knife in Shigates Region, whose delicate decorations are unique from those in other regions. Shigates knives are usually made of fine steel, with other materials like bronze, silver, iron, sharkskin, ox horn, agate and wood for decoration. Moreover, some of them are studded with gems. Thus, they are more expensive than the normal knives. The producing process is very complicated.