The Economics of Dzi Beads in Tibet

This page explains the economic roleĀ 

of Dzi beads in Tibet

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Dzi beads are accepted as security for loans in the City Credit Bureau (above) in Barkhor Bazaar.

The above picture shows Dzi beads pledged as security in the treasury of the City Credit Bureau.

The People's Bank in Tibet (above) accepts dzi beads as collateral security for loans.

The above picture shows native Tibetans waiting for their loans to be processed.