CHINA Joss sticks light a brighter future

CHINA

Joss sticks light a brighter future

CHINA DAILY

09:17, August 14, 2020

A box of joss sticks made at the workshop. YIN GANG/FOR CHINA DAILY

From left: Sonam Dongdre, a farmer from Sholmuda village, Rangtang county, Dantsu, a farmer from Rinphen village, Oqiong, a housewife from Rinphen, and Chodzong, a farmer from Rinphen, are learning to make Tibetan joss sticks at a workshop in Rangtang, Aba Tibetan and Qiang autonomous prefecture, Sichuan province. YIN GANG/FOR CHINA DAILY

Workers press and shape the paste mixture into sticks. YIN GANG/FOR CHINA DAILY

Melmo, holding the incense box, and her co-workers test Tibetan joss sticks they made at the workshop. YIN GANG/FOR CHINA DAILY

Employees make Tibetan joss sticks at the workshop. YIN GANG/FOR CHINA DAILY

Workers still use traditional ways to grind herbs into the paste used to make incense. YIN GANG/FOR CHINA DAILY

Workshop employees harvest herbs used for making incense on a mountain near the town of Rangtang. YIN GANG/FOR CHINA DAILY

Workshop owner Majoma checks the quality of a plant that is a key ingredient of the incense. YIN GANG/FOR CHINA DAILY

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