Last updated by chinatravel at 2013-11-6
Situated in Gonggar, south of Tibet, Jiedexiu town is one of the eight famous towns in Tibet history. The town features plenty of shops and every household has a loom. The hand carded spinning and the handmade Bangdian (a kind of apron) made in the town are the best in Tibet, for its rich colors and durability. In the past those textile products like carded products and Pulu (a kind of carpet) were offerings to the government.
Jiedexiu apron is made in a succession of procedures, such as: rinsing the wool, sunning the wool, combing the wool, twisting, weaving, weaving patterns, dying(more than once), rubbing, washing, sunning and so on. Jiedexiu apron has a large group of categories with different delicate patterns and colors, and these aprons are used especially by girls or women and some others are especially used in holidays.
Other featured products are Tibetan incense in Minzhulin Monastery in Zhangnang county, Jiacha walnut, etc. It’s advisable to purchase something with Tibet features as souvenir like a piece of Thangka, Pulu or tapestry, other choices like Tibet incense, Tibet drama mask and so on. All of these articles can be bargained.
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