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Milk culture in Tibet

By Zhi Xinghua Source:China Tibet News 2017-04-07

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Tibetan women are milking the goats. [Photo/China Tibet News/Kelsang Jigme]

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Photo shows fresh butter made by herdsmen. [Photo/China Tibet News/Kelsang Jigme]

Milk is indispensable food for Tibetans. Milking and making butter are special skills for Tibetan women on northern Tibet grassland. Now, this traditional working way has entered the art gallery. The scene of making butter can be seen in dances, songs, films and television programs.

Dairy products are main food in Tibetans' daily life. Dairy products can be divided into fresh milk, yoghurt, cheese, butter and so on.

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