Gold, Silver and Copper Crafts Factory and Gyangtse Carpet Factory

Shigatse Gold, Silver and Copper Crafts
Gold, Silver and Copper Crafts
Located in Zhade Road in southern Shigatse City, Shigatse Gold, Silver and Copper Crafts Factory mainly produces gold and silver ware including over 100 kinds of images of Buddha, Buddhist pagoda, ewers, cups and bowls. In 1987, it is renamed Zhaxi Jicai Gold, Silver and Copper Crafts Factory. It largely produces articles of daily use, and processes ethnic ornament, religious use and tourist products.

Equipped with strong technical force and sophisticated technology, it has forging, carving and casting departments. Its products are of strong ethnic flavor, religious flavor and local flavor. The patterns they carve on the products such as hills, waters, plants, birds and beasts are vivid and exquisite. Visitors from home and abroad often attract by their simple design, graceful lines and elegant manner.

Gyangtse Carpet Factory

Gyangtse Carpet Factory
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With their excellent practicability and imposing beauty, Tibetan carpets have become a world-class brand eponymous with those of Persia and Turkey as the three most famous carpets in the world. Gyangtse, located in the Shigatse Region of Tibet, wins the highest reputation for the quality of the carpets manufactured.

With over 600 years of carpet production history, Gyangtse is well-known as the 'Hometown of Rugs'. The Gyangtse Carpet Factory was originally built in 1973. In addition to carpets, it has produced more than 100 kinds of rugs for different uses, including cushions, mattresses, tapestries and backrests. Among these, rugs that are smaller than 18 square meters (21.5 sq yd.) are the most popular.

Made from the pure Tibetan wools that are especially thick, strong and resilient, the heat-preserving, waterproof and durable carpets are a necessity for the cold plateau climate there. They are very delicately made and always feel soft to touch. The color is gorgeous and does not easily fade. The patterns and flowers are especially beautiful. The traditional designs mainly replicate the murals in temples, including dragons, phoenixes, flowers, grasses, birds, animals and landscape pictures. Recently, embroideries of some great projects such as the Potala Palace, Mt. Everest and Great Wall of China have been added. So it is no wonder many of them are collected and displayed as curios.

One brand of Tibetan Carpet produced by the Gyangtse Carpet Factory has become Tibet's second winner of the 'Chinese Brand' award after Lhasa's Beer and the factory has been appointed as the national key enterprise for carpet exports.

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