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From: China Tibet Information Center 2008-02-13 13:15:00
by: Mirenda Wu
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'Thongkhor' craftworks kindling

In recent years, Qinghai Province has invited huge investment to protect and develop Paideng and Pixiu craftworks, the "Thongkhor" artistic treasures in Huangyuan County in a bid to boost the cultural industry of Huangyuan County.

Huangyuan County, also known as "Tongkhor" is famous for its Paideng and Pixiu craftworks with exquisite handicrafts, unique styles and centuries-old history.

A Paideng handicraftsman is showing some family-used Paideng craftworks, photo from Xinhua.

A Paideng handicraftsman is pressing on with Paideng making, photo from Xinhua.

Pixiu craftworks, photo from Xinhua.


Paideng: a kind of lamp decorated with all kinds of designs and kindled with candles, which businessmen use to attract customers.
Pixiu: a kind of folk handicraft that embroidered in animal skins.

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