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Economic Opportunities for Tibetan Artisans



Five Nixi potters will take part in the study tour to exhibit & sell their work around the US. This project will help preserve their tradition, provide economic opportunities for the artisans and over 120 Tibetan families, and develop new markets on a global level.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

There is a growing demand for the treasured Nixi Black Pottery but the potters face the challenge of keeping their products true to tradition while expanding production. Due to the village's remote location, it is also more difficult and costly to ship their products around the world.

How will this project solve this problem?

Tibetan potters of China have been carrying out the Nixi Black Pottery tradition as an integral part of their culture & a key source of income for over 120 families. As the potters travel around the US for the 2.5-week study tour, they will exhibit, sell their work & share techniques with different potters. This cultural exchange will help enrich their knowledge of how to build a successful pottery enterprise

Potential Long Term Impact

The project will increase economic opportunities and expand markets for the potters, which will provide for over 120 families while also preserving their Nixi Black Pottery tradition.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $885
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $29,115
Total Funding Goal: $30,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Project Leader

Olga Kent

Washington, DC United States

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