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Centuries-old handicrafts bring better lives to locals in Tibet

By: Xinhua
Updated: Jan. 17, 2022
 
Karma Chodrak, an intangible heritage inheritor of the Pusum hand-engraving, shows his works in his workshop at Nyemo County, Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, on Sept. 18, 2021.
 
As a culture-rich county, Nyemo is known for its three intangible heritages handicrafts: Tibetan incense-making, Tibetan paper-making and Pusum hand-engraving. The revival of these centuries-old handicrafts is helping local villagers enjoy a better life with a fatter wallet. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)
 
 
Tsetop (R), an intangible heritage inheritor of the Tibetan paper-making, looks at his son Kelsang Tenzin during the process of making Tibetan paper at Nyemo County, Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, on Sept. 18, 2021.
 
As a culture-rich county, Nyemo is known for its three intangible heritages handicrafts: Tibetan incense-making, Tibetan paper-making and Pusum hand-engraving. The revival of these centuries-old handicrafts is helping local villagers enjoy a better life with a fatter wallet. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)
 
 
Figures of Kelsang Tenzin (R) and his father, an intangible heritage inheritor of the Tibetan paper-making, are reflected on the water of a pool in the process of paper-making at Nyemo County, Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, on Sept. 18, 2021.
 
As a culture-rich county, Nyemo is known for its three intangible heritages handicrafts: Tibetan incense-making, Tibetan paper-making and Pusum hand-engraving. The revival of these centuries-old handicrafts is helping local villagers enjoy a better life with a fatter wallet. (Xinhua/Jigme Dorje)
 
 
Karma Chodrak, an intangible heritage inheritor of the Pusum hand-engraving, works in his workshop at Nyemo County, Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, on Sept. 18, 2021.
 
As a culture-rich county, Nyemo is known for its three intangible heritages handicrafts: Tibetan incense-making, Tibetan paper-making and Pusum hand-engraving. The revival of these centuries-old handicrafts is helping local villagers enjoy a better life with a fatter wallet. (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo)
 
 
Photo taken on Sept. 18, 2021 shows materials used to make Tibetan incense at Nyemo County, Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.
 
As a culture-rich county, Nyemo is known for its three intangible heritages handicrafts: Tibetan incense-making, Tibetan paper-making and Pusum hand-engraving. The revival of these centuries-old handicrafts is helping local villagers enjoy a better life with a fatter wallet. (Xinhua/Jigme Dorje)
 
 
Aerial photo taken on Sept. 18, 2021 shows a bird's view of Nyemo County, Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.
 
As a culture-rich county, Nyemo is known for its three intangible heritages handicrafts: Tibetan incense-making, Tibetan paper-making and Pusum hand-engraving. The revival of these centuries-old handicrafts is helping local villagers enjoy a better life with a fatter wallet. (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo)
 
 
Tsetop (R), an intangible heritage inheritor of the Tibetan paper-making, checks on a Tibetan paper product with his son in his workshop at Nyemo County, Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, on Sept. 18, 2021.
 
As a culture-rich county, Nyemo is known for its three intangible heritages handicrafts: Tibetan incense-making, Tibetan paper-making and Pusum hand-engraving. The revival of these centuries-old handicrafts is helping local villagers enjoy a better life with a fatter wallet. (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo)
 
 
Karma Chodrak, an intangible heritage inheritor of the Pusum hand-engraving, works on a piece of wood in his workshop at Nyemo County, Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, on Sept. 18, 2021.
 
As a culture-rich county, Nyemo is known for its three intangible heritages handicrafts: Tibetan incense-making, Tibetan paper-making and Pusum hand-engraving. The revival of these centuries-old handicrafts is helping local villagers enjoy a better life with a fatter wallet. (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo)
 
 
A worker collects Tibetan incense in a workshop at Nyemo County, Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, on Sept. 18, 2021.
 
As a culture-rich county, Nyemo is known for its three intangible heritages handicrafts: Tibetan incense-making, Tibetan paper-making and Pusum hand-engraving. The revival of these centuries-old handicrafts is helping local villagers enjoy a better life with a fatter wallet. (Xinhua/Jigme Dorje)
 
 
Workers make Tibetan incense with traditional craftsmanship in a workshop at Nyemo County, Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, on Sept. 18, 2021.
 
As a culture-rich county, Nyemo is known for its three intangible heritages handicrafts: Tibetan incense-making, Tibetan paper-making and Pusum hand-engraving. The revival of these centuries-old handicrafts is helping local villagers enjoy a better life with a fatter wallet. (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo)
 
 
Karma Chodrak, an intangible heritage inheritor of the Pusum hand-engraving, works in his workshop at Nyemo County, Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, on Sept. 18, 2021.
 
As a culture-rich county, Nyemo is known for its three intangible heritages handicrafts: Tibetan incense-making, Tibetan paper-making and Pusum hand-engraving. The revival of these centuries-old handicrafts is helping local villagers enjoy a better life with a fatter wallet. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)
 
 
A worker checks on Tibetan incense products in a workshop at Nyemo County, Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, on Sept. 18, 2021.
 
As a culture-rich county, Nyemo is known for its three intangible heritages handicrafts: Tibetan incense-making, Tibetan paper-making and Pusum hand-engraving. The revival of these centuries-old handicrafts is helping local villagers enjoy a better life with a fatter wallet. (Xinhua/Jigme Dorje)
 
 
Tenzin Chodrak, an intangible heritage inheritor of the Tibetan incense-making, checks on the newly-made incense in his workshop at Nyemo County, Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, on Sept. 18, 2021.
 
As a culture-rich county, Nyemo is known for its three intangible heritages handicrafts: Tibetan incense-making, Tibetan paper-making and Pusum hand-engraving. The revival of these centuries-old handicrafts is helping local villagers enjoy a better life with a fatter wallet. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)
 
 
Tsetop (L), an intangible heritage inheritor of the Tibetan paper-making, checks on a Tibetan paper product with his son in his workshop at Nyemo County of Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, on Sept. 18, 2021.
 
As a culture-rich county, Nyemo is known for its three intangible heritages handicrafts: Tibetan incense-making, Tibetan paper-making and Pusum hand-engraving. The revival of these centuries-old handicrafts is helping local villagers enjoy a better life with a fatter wallet. (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo)
 
 
Kelsang Tenzin checks on a newly-made Tibetan paper at Nyemo County, Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, on Sept. 18, 2021.
 
As a culture-rich county, Nyemo is known for its three intangible heritages handicrafts: Tibetan incense-making, Tibetan paper-making and Pusum hand-engraving. The revival of these centuries-old handicrafts is helping local villagers enjoy a better life with a fatter wallet. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)