The professional ethnic craft cooperative in Zhaxilin Village, Jiru Township, Zhanang County, Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, has employed more than 20 local women from 18 impoverished households to weave and sell Tibetan ethnic women's aprons, also known as bangdian on a large scale, helping increase annual income by 20,000 (US $ 2,864) to 50,000 yuan (US $ 7,160) per family.
The bangdian is a special symbol on Tibetan women's clothing. It is a kind of colorful, woolen fabric horizontally knitted, which is raw material for Tibetan robes. Later, it became a favorite adornment worn by Tibetan women at their waists, decorative and resistant to cold, and it has gradually become synonymous as a Tibetan apron.
(Source: Xinhua/Translated and edited by Women of China)July 14, 2020