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Tibetan Women

  • by Zoe
  • Last Updated: 2022-06-25

Tibetan women

Travelers who have been to Tibet are all stunned by the magnificent scenery of the snowy plateau and the primitive folk customs. At the same time, they are also attracted by the charming temperament of Tibetan women. Women in Tibet have dark brown skin that is admired by Western men, as well as strong and elastic bodies that are admired by men in mainland China. Tibetan women have a pair of clear and bright eyes that make all men fascinated. Few wear glasses.

Tibetan women are broad-minded and calm. When they face the misfortunes of their lives, women of Tibet would never wail over a fire or theft in their home, let alone the trivial matters. They have a generous laugh, brilliant smile, and rich expressions on their faces that are hard to see anywhere else. Tibetan women are cheerful by nature. No matter in the bustling streets or vast pastures, they can sing heartily, whether it is a three-year-old girl or an 80-year-old lady, without exception.

Tibetan women are kind and compassionate in their hearts, which makes them wavering stand sometimes, as their principle is to have sympathy for the weak. Even if they encounter a bruised villain or fugitive, they would lightly sigh “He Tsk Tsk”, then wipe his wounds and serve him hot tea and meal.

a Tibetan woman squeezing yak milk
A Tibetan woman squeezing yak milk

Tibetan girls do not pursue solemnity and elegance on apparel, nor do they follow the trend of the mainland. On the contrary, they are tending to dress individually and liberally. They prefer masculine clothes which make them look vigorous. Tibetan girls love to dance with strong rhythm and dynamics. Their hot dancing postures are amazing!

The girls in Tibet do not behave coyly. Even if they are facing a strange man who has never seen before, the girls would call him "brother" sweetly. I once met a Tibetan waitress at the wild yak restaurant in Lhasa. Every time she talked to her boss who's from mainland China, the first word at the beginning must be "brother". Later I asked her jokingly "Does your boss have a name"? Another two Shigatse girls, Drolma and Degi, who worked in Baima Lotus Hotel, usually talked to me and started with "Uncle Nimala(kind of honorific title in Tibetan)"... Although they have not received much school education, their innate humility makes people feel very approachable and comfortable.

a Tibetan woman in pastoral areas.
A Tibetan woman in pastoral areas

Women in Tibet could drink like fish. They think it's fun to infuse men. A group of women would gather around you with bowls of wine, and sing toast songs without leaving you a chance to refuse. What to do? Drink or not? If you are thinking that they just sing and don't drink, you are wrong. You don't need to persuade them as Tibetan women would drink bowl after bowl. After a party is over, men are usually drunk and unconscious, while the women are rosy cheeks, chatting and laughing. They are charming and lovely after getting drunk, behave boldly intimate, and never cry sadly on such occasions.

To their lovers, they would blush and cover their faces because of shyness. This is by no means a psychological obstacle to inner conflict but to retrain the charm that is gradually lost by modern women in the outside world. Women of Tibet are free and unrestrained by nature as they have few fetters and spiritual restrictions. They dare to love. If one day a Tibetan woman falls in love with you, she would certainly pursue you like an army oppressing the territory. If she asks you: "Do you have a girlfriend"? or "Are you married"? You don't have to make a fuss. This is just their way of expression, a peculiar bold and forthright of women on the plateau, never ambiguous.

Tibetan mothers are the best mothers. They never beat or scold their children, and never restrain and discipline their children in a rational way. They allow their children to grow up freely. Even if naughty children toss the house in a mess, their mother wouldn't be angry but raise her voice to remind the children of their activities, and then get busy with her own affairs. They don't value their children with scores in school very much. The important thing is that the children are healthy, strong, lively and lovely.

Tibetan mothers working in the fields
Tibetan mothers working in the fields

A scholar from the mainland was trying to ride a horse in the countryside, but was unable to climb to the horseback due to his clumsiness and lack of oxygen. An oncoming Tibetan girl with a bucket of water on the back looked at him for a while, put down the bucket, walked behind the man, picked him up on the horse easily. Finally, she gave him a pleasant smile then walked away. Many years later, when my friend mentioned this, he was still amazed by this matter. - "How could she have such a great strength to lift me up? Where did she get such courage to lift a strange man?" I told him that she didn't need courage. Only by facing unnatural situations does one need courage.

There is no shadow in the hearts of Tibetan women, so they can lift up heavy men in the snowy plateau with their delicate hands.

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