The White Conch Factory was the earliest sewing factory after the 1959 Chinese occupation of Tibet. Terris and Leslie have worked together with this mainly female team since 1992 0n the Tsurphu applique projects.
Here is a gallery of the products made by them, including, applique, elaborate festival tents, traditional Tibetan costumes, and thangkas. Located in Lhasa, Tibet, China.
The White Conch Factory closed in 2008 as Lhasa has seen big changes with the new population of Chinese moving to Lhasa with economic incentives.
This is now a historic section, of a very special community keeping precious its art and culture.
It was a really wonderful experience being connected with our team.