Tibetan things sold in Shanghai

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Tibetan things sold in Shanghai

Postby long_way » Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:49 pm

When I was in Shanghai this winter I came across a person who was selling a lot of items from Tibet. I was walking down Fuzhou Rd from People's Square towards the Bund and just 2-3 blocks from People's Square I saw a pile of stuff from Tibet laid out on the sidewalk. There was a lot of jewlery, items made of silver, those small preyer drums (things that religious people use) etc.

I bought two things: the first was a pair of silver chimes (Tingshas) and one very beautiful (copper?) container, and If I understood properly Tibetan people use those to keep powdered tobacco in it. If I remember correctly I paid 110 RMB for both (of course the vendor asked for much more but I thought approx $15-20 would not be too much (although I think I am not good at bargaining at all).

Here are the pictures:

Chimes:

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj12 ... ong_35.jpg


Small container:

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj12 ... ong_34.jpg


Several days later I was walking along WEST Nanjing Rd (not far from the People's Square but in the opposite direction from the Bund) and I bought a metal Tibetan Singing Bowl for 100RMB (and later I was told I paid too much). There was several Tibetan people selling Tibetan souvenirs in that area (jewlery and metal singing bowls mostly). Sorry I forgot to take a picture of the singing bowl but I think chimes and the container look better.
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