Officials wearing ringyen dress at New Year

Officials wearing ringyen dress at New Year
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Group portrait of three officials, including a man named Kyibu (on right), standing, wearing Tibetan dress known as ringyen for New Year celebrations. 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
 
2009.112.53
Format
 
Transparency Colour Mounted
Country
 
Tibet
Region
 
Lhasa
Cultural Group
 
Tibetan
Photographer
 
Frederick Spencer Chapman
Date
 
13 February 1937

© Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

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