After the jade shop visit, we strolled up the street toward a restaurant Gul knew. On the way, we ran into (literally) a group of boys playing with hand-carved wooden tops that they whipped around with strings attached to bamboo sticks.
Gul brokered the deal, which cost all of 50 cents, and we also requested a photo of the whole gang as partial payment:
Before we left Khotan, Sami and Miranda had more or less mastered the top.
Tom is still trying!