located in the
Amdo Tibetan area
of China’s NW
operates in 5
Qinghai and Southern
Gansu. Each of these
5 locations have
about 8-15 Tibetan
AmdoCraft Production Locations
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).
This is 1 of the many
Through this project
she earns some money
to meet basic needs
like clothing, school
books and medicine.
The project started in 2001 as a result of a needs
analysis of a Tibetan nomad community
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.
Training the participants is essential for
and new weaving