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Golden Earing , Tibet

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This woman is wearing a distinctive hat of lamb fur, in Tibetan it is called ཚ་ཞྭ། tsha zhwa.


Golden earrings with Zi stones གཟི gzi, these are "Zi stone" Divine agate or chalcedony. onyx; zi-stone. Kind of onyx, has zebra-like designs, two eyes--regular, three eyes--good, nine eyes--best; burnished, a banded onyx commonly used for burnishing. 2) shine, brightness, clearness, splendor. agate.


If Rembrandt lived today, he would enjoy the Tibetans and their culture.


Tibetan women who live in remote rural areas still wear traditional clothes. Tibetan coats (called chuba) are long and are lined with sheep furs on the outside. In some areas of Tibet, women will wear sheep fur lined hats as well. In many cultures women are responsible for making clothes, but in most of the Tibetan homes men have been the ones who make clothes.

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Taken on September 9, 2010