Home > Index > Latest News
From: China Tibet Online 2013-08-23 08:31:00
by: Karen Lin
Text size
Braided hair attracts visitors in Tibet

The beautiful natural scenery of Tibet attracts visitors, so do the Tibetan style plaits.

Braid has been a popular hair style since ancient Tibet for both Tibetan men and women. A local saying goes, "only letting one's hair growing without cutting will one turn to somebody in the future."

Especially for Tibetan women, their hair will be braided into many plaits with various kinds of accessories, including amber, coral, agate, turquoise and etc.

In old Tibet, the decorated hair of girl from rich family would weigh 20 to 30 kilos whereas the poor women would have to buy metal pieces for making up.

Photo taken on August 21st shows that two local Tibetan women are braiding hair for a tourist. [Photo/Xinhua]

Photo taken on August 21st shows that two local Tibetan women are braiding hair for a tourist. [Photo/Xinhua]

[editor : ]
Related Stories
  Most Popular
  • Kingdom of butterfly
  • Tibetan treasures first exhibited in South China's G...
  • Trandruk Monastery
  • Sagya Monastery
  • Beautiful scenery along Yarlung Zangbo River
  • Serfs Emancipation Day celebrated across Tibet
  • Tibetan metal craftwork bears ethnic memories
  • Tibetan migration is far more than a one-way process
  •   CAPDTC News
  • CAPDTC hosts New Year reception
  • 11th Panchen Erdeni Qoigyi Gyibo donates and prays f...
  • Top Chinese political advisor meets attendees at CPA...
  • Top political advisor stresses protection of Tibetan...
  • Overseas Chinese urged to introduce Tibet in foreign...
  • CAPDTC: Newly-elected directors vow to protect Tibet...
  • Representatives at 2nd Conference of CAPDTC
  • New leadership elected in CAPDTC Executive Council
  •   Latest News
  • Black Tea from Yunnan and Tibetan Buddhism
  • Steve Jobs biography sold well in Tibet
  • Shangri-La,a fairyland in the imagination kingdom
  • Art-like scenery of Zoige
  • Red lilies boom in autumn of Tibet
  • Braided hair attracts visitors in Tibet
  • Australian journalist group visits Tibet
  • Photo story of a folk craftsman in Tibet
  •   Lesson Six: Family
      Hello, Everyone! Welcome to Learning Tibetan. In this lesson, we will learn some new words and sentences about family.
    About Us
    Contact Us
    Site Map
    Legal Warning
    Copyright © China Association for Preservation and Development of Tibetan Culture ( CAPDTC )