Presenting Hada

Presenting the hada– a strip of raw silk — is a common practice among Tibetan people expressing best wishes on many occasions, such as wedding ceremonies, festivals, visiting elders and superiors, and entertaining guests. The white hada embodies purity and good fortune.

US First Lady Michelle Obama receives Hada from an attendant while Malia (L) and Sasha wait their turn on their arrival for lunch at the Tibetan Zangziang Teahouse in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, on March 26, 2014.  Michelle Obama arrived in China on March 20 with her mother and daughters when they kicked off a seven-day, three-city tour where she focused on education and cultural exchange. AFP PHOTO/POOL
US First Lady Michelle Obama receives Hada from an attendant while Malia (L) and Sasha wait their turn on their arrival for lunch at the Tibetan Zangziang Teahouse in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, on March 26, 2014. Michelle Obama arrived in China on March 20 with her mother and daughters when they kicked off a seven-day, three-city tour where she focused on education and cultural exchange. AFP PHOTO/POOL

Tibetan

The Tibetan people are an ethnic group that is native to Tibet. Most Tibetans practice Tibetan Buddhism. Tibetan Buddhism influences Tibetan art, drama, and architecture.


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