Carpet weaving at the Doring house in Gyantse

Carpet weaving at the Doring house in Gyantse

1999. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


H. Staunton ?


Harry Staunton

Date of Photo

January - June 1940


Gyantse Region > Doring House

Accession number


Image Dimensions

119 x 89 mm

Carpet weaving at the Doring house in Gyantse. The weavers are sitting on the ground at hand looms in the open air on the top storey of the 3/4 storey house. The house has an inner courtyard and the sides facing the courtyard are open. The top storey has prayer flags suspended from the ritual roof decorations which include branches/sticks with prayer flags attached and tridents with drum shaped fabric hangings. On the floor below the carpet weavers are women, some of whom are wearing the hooped headresses typical of the Gyantse region, preparing the wool (carding and spinning) for weaving. There is also a group of workers below them although it is not clear exactly what they are doing.

Further Information



Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver

Date Acquired

Donated 1999

Donated by

Diana Hughes


H. Staunton

Photo also owned by

Diana Hughes

Other Information

Notes on album mount - "Doring's House" is written in pencil and in capital letters below the photograph. [KC 11/1/2006]

Other Information - Cultural setting: Rich families in the regions of Gyantse and Shigatze sponsored carpet weaving on their family estates providing all the materials, for example, looms, dyestuffs, etc. [KC 11/1/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: See 1999. for another view of the top storey of the Doring house and 1999. for a view of the gateway to the house. Also, 1999. show a reception inside the house. [KC 11/1/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Carpet weaving at the Doring house in Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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