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Tashi Phuntsok: Pioneer Tibetan Carpet Entrepreneur

With his experience in heading the exile Tibetan government’s Nepal based Carpet Trading Company in 1975, Tashi Phuntsok launched a private carpet joint venture and became one of the pioneers of the Tibetan carpet industry. He played an important role in opening markets in the West for Tibetan carpets, especially in the US, and in 1998 he was appointed a member of the Nepal Business Consultative Committee, the organization that helps shape ....