19188.8.131.52.1 (Album Print black & white)
H. Staunton ?
1940 - 1941
Lhasa > Dekyi Lingka
116 x 74 mm
Performing , Dancing
Print gelatin silver
Notes on album mount - "Kampa dancers" is written in pencil and in capital letters below the photograph. [KC 10/1/2006]
Manual Catalogues - "Outside Dekyi Lingka" [Hugh Richardson in conversation with Roger Croston, detailed in H. Staunton undated Related Documents File, PRM Manuscript Collections]
Other Information - Cultural Background: F Spencer Chapman describes visits by Kampa dancers at the Dekyi Linka in Lhasa: the Holy City, 1938, London: Chatto and Windus, "Another form of entertainment was provided by troupes of dancers who appearedfrom time to time at the Dekyi Lingka. One group, known as the Kampa Dancers - since this form of dancing originated in Kham - were skillful acrobats. These were professional players who toured southern Tibet and even went down to Gangtok and Kalimpong. ... Dancing, except when performed by the monks, is considered a very low-caste occupation, and all the performers ... seemed to be very poor." (pp. 272-3)
Other Information: Related Images: See 19184.108.40.206.3 for another image of the dancers after their performance. [KC 10/1/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Khampa dancers performing outside Dekyi Lingka" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_19220.127.116.11.1.html>.
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