Kangzhu Qingcuo, founder and designer of Boba fashion brand, is the newcomer of China Tibet Tourism and Culture Expo in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region. (Photo by CGTN)
“Every time, the expo offered me an opportunity to promote the thangka art to more people from outside Tibet, as well as to share ideas with other masters around the world. As a Tibetan thangka inheritor, I feel proud of the art’s growing popularity,” said Norbu Sethar, president of Tibet Thangka Painting Academy.
The expansion of the expo has also provided opportunities for Tibetan start-ups in various fields including these Tibetan-style fashion brands. “This is our first time joining the expo, but we’ve already got customers to try on our dresses which combine the traditional Tibetan style with modern elements,” said Kangzhu Qingcuo, founder and designer of Boba fashion brand.
Foreign exhibitors from five countries also joined the event, hoping this could act as an effective platform to enter the Chinese market. One Nepali businessman said that all of his four thousand carpets were sold at the expo two years ago.