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Khampa Tibetan Costume at Litang Horse Festival

By feeline
The striking and beautiful costumes of the Khampas are the main store of families' wealth, and have been handed down from generation to generation. Rich nomadic Khampas favor precious metal and jewels as a store of wealth because they are easily transported.

These costumes will be worth on average several hundreds of thouands of US dollars, and at least $10,000, and it is not uncommon for costumes to be worth many millions of dollars, depending on the quality and antiquity of the gemstones and ornaments. Ornaments are made from gold, silver, coral, amber, turquoise and jade. The costumes can weigh up to 20 kg (44lb) , much of that weight coming from the gold and silver amulet boxes worn in front and behind and on the head.

These costumes are worn on annual festival days such as at the Litang Horse Festival where these photos were taken.

Tags: Woman Jewelry Costume Girl Coral Gold Jewellery Amber Landscape and travel Tibet Portraits and people Khampa Kham

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mianby 10 12 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2008 5:29AM
fantastic costume

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User_Removed 9 1 8 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2008 11:11PM
fantastic costume! Welcome to Epz.


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