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Arts and Crafts of Tibet
Tibetan art and craft is one of the virtues of the town that can be traced in its most original form, which has not been influenced even a bit by the western styles and traditions. The people of Tibet are proud of their cultural heritage. Whatever be the field, either the painting, music, crafts, Tibet has its own identity, its own charm. Tibet is a place where you will find art in almost all aspects of life of people. Be it the decorations in their homes, the clothes they wear or even the knife they carry with themselves.

Art Forms of Tibet
People of Tibet consider paintings as strong medium for spreading their knowledge and religion to all possible parts of the world. Most of the paintings portray an unshakable belief of people in Buddhism and the way they lead their life. Most of the paintings in Tibet are frescoes, cliff paintings, Thangka and wood-prints. Most of the cliff paintings are made on the huge rocks and closely resemble to the mid- Asian cliff paintings. The cliff paintings in Tibet are prevalent from the pre

Tibet Arts, Arts of Tibet

historic times. Even the frescoes on the walls of temples, monasteries and palaces are close to the ones that are found in India.

Painting of the Structure in Tibet
Painting of the Structure in Tibet also form a major part in the showcasing the rich art skills. The different colors are used on the walls and roofs of temples, monasteries and houses. People here believe that colors have a language of their own and can communicate a feeling very easily. The best example of this is the Potala Palace. The red and white colors used in the building symbolizes power and peace respectively. Apart from the use of colors, even the structure of these buildings is unique.

Handicraft Items in Tibet

Handicraft works in Tibet are quite unique and rare and their specializations are also quite incomparable. Sharp knives, as a handicraft product, are quite flattering. They are in-fact very beautiful to look at and the shape, decorations and attention given to the minutest of detail, will without a doubt leave you spellbound and definitely increases the temptation to possess one. Though you cannot carry a knife on a flight but you can definitely send them by post to your living place. So when you reach home, expect a shiny and sharp gift from Tibet, waiting for you. Other things that should be part of your shopping list in Tibet are Tibetan carpets, masks and rugs and Silver ornaments.


Shopping in Tibet
Tibet, without a doubt is full of scenic fantasies and historical wonders, but still, a trip to Tibet is never complete without a shopping, even if you have explored all the destinations inch by inch. Shopping in Tibet, over the time has generated great interest in travelers and now people often travel to Tibet for its shopping bonanza. That's how fascinating and unique the experience of shopping in Tibet is. For small and big shopping one has to just hang around in the city. Tibet is full of shopping treasures that are absolutely unique and spectacular.

Lhasa Department Store, is located on the west end of Yuthok Lu, one of the largest and best-known market hub in Lhasa. It sells all the items like cotton clothing, mugs, canned food, towels, and toothpaste, plus local handicrafts. Barkhor is another most famous shopping market in Lhasa, where you will find more traditional Tibetan artifacts in small roadside shops. Buddha figures, prayer flags, copper teapots, horse bells and jewellery

Tibet Shopping, Shopping in Tibet

inlaid with turquoise, precious gems, stones, exotic masks, dazzling knives that allure any visitor. Though be aware of the quality of the material that you are buying, because few of them might be fake. But still, unique designs and cheap rates make them great souvenirs that you can take back home. The one thing that you must remember is that if you buy a knife, make sure that you send it through mail to your home town, as you are not allowed to take knives with you on flight. You will also come across bookstores from where you can get books related to Tibetan history, culture and even travel maps and postcards.

Tibet is actually famous for its handicrafts and paintings like the Thangka which is a kind of a Tibetan scroll painting that generally have their base in Buddhist religion whereas Tibetan crafts are often made from different metals like gold, silver, copper and stones like turquoise. These beautiful items with the most exceptional carvings on them have become the most shopped for item in Tibet. There are numerous varieties of jewellery like pearls, agate, gold and silver ornaments. Silver ornaments are also very famous in Tibet. These are worn by almost every citizen of Tibet. These ornaments are studded with different prestigious stones that are also considered to be a symbol of health and good luck. You would not like to leave Tibet without one for yourself as they are exceptionally elegant and classy in looks.


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