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Best Things to Buy in Shigatse

Time: 08-11-2019 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour

When people travel to a new place, they often buy some souvenirs to bring home a few memories of their travel destination or give their friends as a present. Among thousands of souvenirs, what product is worth to buy and what product should be left behind. That is a problem for many travelers. Shigatse is an excellent place to purchase handcrafts. There are many delicate handcrafts such as Tibet knife, Tangkar, Tibet shoes, and Tibetan jewelry. To help you buy a satisfactory souvenir, here we listed the top 6 souvenirs you may like to put in your bags to come back home in your Shigatse tour.

Top 1. Tibet Knife

Tibet knife is an indispensable part of Tibetan people’s daily life. To some extent, it is a symbol of Tibet. Also, it is a great keepsake of your Tibet tour. You can find and buy Tibetan knife in Lhatse County of Shigatse. Notably, knives are not permitted to take to flight, even the consignment with luggage is prohibited. So, you have to post it home.

Tibetan Knife in Shigatse
Tibetan Knife in Shigatse

Top 2. Tibetan Carpet

Tibet is a city that has a long history of handicrafts. Among thousands of traditional handicrafts, Tibetan carpet is the most typic one. These carpets are made from Tibetan highland sheep’s wool and widely used in Tibetan people’s daily life. The most common use is as a seating carpet. Besides, it also can be used as horse saddle or wall hanging. Shigatse is known for producing the best quality of traditional Tibetan carpet in the Himalayas regions. Tourists can find Tibet carpet in shops along the street.

Tibetan Carpet in Shigatse
Tibetan Carpet in Shigatse

Top 3. Tibetan Shoes

Tibetan shoes have a history of over 600 years. It features its various styles and sizes. Everyone in Tibet has his own unique Tibetan shoes. The rough tweeted shoes with leather soles and various designs decorated on shoes body. The sole is made of cowhide and the upper is decorated with colorful woolen cloth, which is exquisite. Currently, few people wear traditional Tibetan shoes, but it has a high artistic and collection value.

Tibetan Shoes in Shigatse
Tibetan Shoes in Shigatse

Top 4. Tibetan Thangka

Thangka is a type of painting done on damask or cloth. It is an excellent representation of Tibetan art. The theme of this painting covers history, religion, policy, culture, social life and many other aspects. According to the content, size, and material, Thangka is divided into many types. You can choose any type of Thangka in Shigatse based on your interests.

Thangka in Shigatse
Thangka in Shigatse

Top 5. Tibetan Jewelry

The golden and silver wares have quite a long history in Shigatse. Tibetan families always pass down precious jewelry from their ancestors, which is an inheritance of their family culture. They like decorating themselves with various wares, among which silver is the most common material. In Tibetan culture, people believe that wearing silver can protect them from bad spirits and can even help them cure disease. If you travel to Shigatse, don’t forget to buy some jewelry.

Tibetan Jewelry in Shigatse
Tibetan Jewelry in Shigatse

Top 6. Tibetan Mask

Tibetan mask is a kind of handicraft derived from religion. It is often used on many grand occasions like folk performance activities, dance ceremony, Tibetan festivals, etc. There are two kinds of ancient masks: cortex and mud. Both of these two masks are rarely used in ceremony now. Apart from them, there are also metal masks, wooden masks, and cloth masks, among which wooden masks and cloth masks are widely used. If your luggage space is allowed, you can take one home.

Tibetan Mask in Shigatse
Tibetan Mask in Shigatse

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