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Thangka, a new career for Tibetan youth
14:12, July 20, 2010  

A Thangka painting apprentice is working on a piece of Thangka in Labrang Mani Thangka Exhibition Center of Xiahe country, northwest China's Gansu province. Photo from Gansu Daily.

In recent years, Xiahe County of northwest China's Gansu Province leveraged on its rich tourist resources and vigorously cultivated tourist arts and crafts keepsakes for better development of local tourist industry.

Many local young people who are fond of and good at Thangka painting in Xiahe preferred to learn further to be Thangka painters. Thangka painter has become the starting point of their career development.

Source:China Tibet Information Center


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