Officials wearing ringyen dress at New Year

Officials wearing ringyen dress at New Year
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 31cm x 22cm

Description

Three officials, Kyibu on the left [in reversed image; should be on right], wearing ancient Tibetan dress known as ringyen for New Year celebrations in 1937. They are wearing silk robes with amber and coral necklaces and a circular gold and turquoise ornament. Kyibu's hat has a scarlet crown and is a sign that he is one of two officials chosen by the Regent for special duties during the ceremony. This dress is supposed to be that which was worn by the ancient kings of Tibet

Due to the nature of these images, prints will reproduce any signs of age, wear or damage that occurred before they were archived by the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Image Details

Accession Number
 
1998.157.75
Format
 
Transparency colour
Country
 
Tibet
Region
 
Lhasa. Potala.
Photographer
 
Frederick Spencer Chapman
Date
 
13/02/37

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