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Arts, crafts masters recognized in Tibet
update:March 28,2022
By:chinadaily.com.cn
March 28, 2022 -- An event organized to select masters in various arts and crafts kicked off at the Tibet Museum of Natural Science in Lhasa, Tibet autonomous region, on Thursday.
 
Participants include experts, artists, craftsmen and supervisors from all walks of life.
 
"With 286 entries from more than nine categories, the works of arts and crafts chosen for the event include thangka painting, metal forging, clay sculpture, wood carving, stone carving, embroidery, weaving, clothing, leather goods, pottery and traditional musical instruments," said Tenzin, an official of the city's bureau of economy and information technology, adding that selections will be announced by Saturday.
 
Tenzin said the 143 participants come from the city's eight counties and districts, as well as from other places in the region and other provinces.
 
As of June, Lhasa had more than 1,100 market entities for ethnic handicrafts, accounting more than 44 percent of the region's total. More than 9,000 people were engaged in industries related to ethnic handicrafts, Tenzin said.
 
The annual output of ethnic handicrafts hit 1.2 billion yuan ($187 million), accounting for more than 63 percent of the region as a whole. More than 500 kinds of art and craft products are sold at home and abroad, he said.

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