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Traditional Tibetan knives well inherited and protected

By Zhi Xinghua Source:China Tibet News 2018-07-05

Tibetan knife is a very popular tourist souvenir and it is deeply favored by people. According to professionals, the true Tibetan knives actually produced in Tibet are those made in Lhatse and Yigong. At present, physical stores of Lhatse Tibetan knife are only set up in Lhasa City, Shigatse City, and Lhatse County. Handcrafted Tibetan knives made by inheritors of intangible cultural heritages are sold there and each Tibetan knife is attached with an anti-counterfeiting label.

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Photo shows exquisite Lhatse Tibetan knives. [China Tibet News/Zheng Lu]

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Tsedan Wangyel, national intangible cultural heritage inheritor of Zilong knife (a kind of Lhatse Tibetan knife), is making Zilong knife. [China Tibet News/Zheng Lu]

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