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Shigatse Coral necklace


A traditional Necklace by Karma Dolma

18 inches long, handmade in Nepal with turquoise, coral and white metal spacers. Main bead is 1 inch silver plated brass.

Shigatse officially Xigaz; (other spellings: Shikatse, Zhigatsey) is a county-level city and the second largest city in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). In 2008, Shigatse had a population of 92,000, and is located about 250 km (160 mi) southwest of Lhasa and 90 km (56 mi) northwest of Gyantse.

The city is located at an altitude of 3,840 metres (12,600 ft) at the confluence of the Yarlung Tsangpo (aka Brahmaputra) river and the Nyang River (Nyang Chu or Nyanchue) in west Tibet and was the ancient capital of -Tsang province. Shigatse is also the name of the surrounding county.