Street culture in Lhasa

2017-10-31 11:36:41 | From:China Tibet Online

Location: Barkhor Street         Name: Tashi         Occupation: amateur graffiti artist  

Combining Tibetan culture and graffiti together  

Tashi, who combines Tibetan culture into his graffiti, says, "Combining Tibetan culture into graffiti art can help more people understand Tibetan culture, be knowledgeable about Tibetan culture, and appreciate Tibetan culture."

Name: Tsering Norbu         Occupation: dreadlocks designer

Dreadlocks are called re-ba in Tibetan

Dreadlocks is a hairstyle that originates from Africa, where people tie up their hair in tight braids in order to prevent insects from staying in their hair. It also helps people keep cool in summer. But in modern times, the culture of dreadlocks has spread outwards.
One year after graduation, Tsering Norbu opened the first dreadlocks studio in Lhasa, capital city of southwest China's Tibet. Because similar braids are called re-ba in Tibetan, there is no cultural difference or public bias against the dreadlock braids, particularly in nomadic areas. With the name Re-ba, he opened his business.

Tsering Norbu said, "Now there are more and more people braiding dreadlocks, which show that people's mindsets are constantly open. My ideal is not that deadlocks become popularized, but I hope that everyone can understand this particular culture and be accepting of it."

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