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  • 1. AmdoCraft History
  • 2. AmdoCraft Work area Cultural Tibet border
  • 3. AmdoCraft is located in the Amdo Tibetan area of China’s NW province of Qinghai.
  • 4. Currently, AmdoCraft operates in 5 different locations throughout Eastern Qinghai and Southern Gansu. Each of these 5 locations have about 8-15 Tibetan Handicraft producers. AmdoCraft Production Locations AmdoCafes
  • 5. AmdoCraft enables poor Tibetan families to earn small sums of money through making woolen products like bags, scarves and decorations. These goods are then sold through outlets in Qinghai, other cities in China and abroad. Our AmdoCraft main office is in Xining (capital of Qinghai Province).
  • 6. This is 1 of the many participants. Through this project she earns some money to meet basic needs like clothing, school books and medicine.
  • 7. The project started in 2001 as a result of a needs analysis of a Tibetan nomad community
  • 8. The nomads told us what their needs were: water, a good road, electricity, money and a school. They claimed that they had no resources but then realized that they owned animals. They had meat and wool. p till then they sold their wool for next to nothing to Hui businessmen. They could see the benefit of adding value to their wool by making souvenirs.This is how the project started.
  • 9. Training the participants is essential for quality control Cleaning the wool and spinning
  • 10. Traditional long loom weaving and new weaving techniques.
  • 11. Knitting is a newly introduced skill
  • 12. Felting is the hardest skill to master
  • 13. Some of the participants
  • 14. A selection of our products
  • 15. Collecting Products in the Villages
  • 16. It is not always easy to get to our participants for training or purchasing products
  • 17. Contact & Order Info Qinghai, China © AmdoCraft Co. Ltd.