Carpet weaving at the Doring house, Gyantse

Carpet weaving at the Doring house, Gyantse

1999. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


H. Staunton ?


Harry Staunton

Date of Photo

January - June 1940

Named Person

Hugh Richardson, Sir Basil Gould


Gyantse Region > Doring House

Accession number


Image Dimensions

119 x 89 mm

Members of the British Mission visiting the roof of the Doring house with carpet weavers and ritual roof decoration. The carpet weaving is being done in the open air. The group of two Europeans and one Tibetan standing in the centre of the image includes Hugh Richardson (right) and the group near the roof decoration on the right includes Basil Gould. Prayer flags are suspended from the ritual roof decorations which include branches/sticks with prayer flags attached and tridents with drum shaped fabric hangings.

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

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, Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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