Carpets and shawls made of pure wool, lois (a blanket), baby shawls, mufflers, stoles, ponchos, local tweeds and caps are among the many handicrafts available in Spiti Valley. One can also get readymade garments made of merino wool, angora and pashmina, along with woollen jackets, pullas (bedroom slippers made using grass) and silver jewellery. You can also find Chinese goods, including ceramic utensils, cloth, local ornaments, stones, gems and jewellery in many Tibetan shops here. The kala jeera and seabuckthorn (chharma) fruit juice are also readily available in shops and are a must-try. The main market at Kaza is especially known as the hub for shopping. One can get Tibetan and Buddhist handicrafts – from prayer flags and bowls to wheels and Buddha statues. You can also buy Spiti t-shirts that you can take home as souvenirs. There are also human bone and skull sculptures painted in silver and gold on offer, mainly for religious purposes.

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