Horpa woman showing hair and textile hair extension

 
Horpa woman showing hair and textile hair extension
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Back view of a nomad woman showing long strip of cloth attached to several thin plaits of hair. The hair appears to be twisted at the top before being plaited further down its length. Buttons, coins, medallions and stones sewn on to this cloth. The beaded plait tied around the hair and the buttons and beads sewn on the textile are clearly visible in this image. The textile extension is fringed at the bottom. In background, a person sewing bags of salt next to a yak wool tent. The figure in the background is packing salt crystal into bags to trade

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
 
1998.131.247
Format
 
Print black & white
Country
 
Tibet
Region
 
Lhasa Area
Cultural Group
 
Horpa
Photographer
 
Frederick Spencer Chapman
Date
 
07/01/37

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