Nomads, Outskirts of Shigatse

Two men camped out on the outskirts of Shigatse. It is not uncommon to see itinerant herders/traders camped out in empty lots on the outskirts of the cities in Tibet. These men may be Khampas (from Kham province in eastern Tibet). Note the turquoise and coral strand around the neck of the man seated to the right in the photo. Considered auspicious stone, many Tibetans keep at least small strands of these semi precious stones somewhere in their possession.