Taring family members in front of applique tent

Taring family members in front of applique tent

BMR.6.8.42 (Transparency colour)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo


Named Person

Raja Taring, Rani Taring, Chime Taring, Goggles Taring?


Gyantse Region

Accession number


Image Dimensions

60 x 90 mm

Raja and Rani Taring sitting in front of an appliqué tent. She is wearing the typical, hooped Tsang headdress commonly worn in Gyantse adorned with corals, turquoises and pearls. There is a fine ga'u necklace around her neck and she is wearing a striped apron. He is wearing a fine silk robe and a round hat. They are flanked by their son Chime and their two daughters (possibly Kalden Wangmo or "Goggles" and the other a nun).

Further Information


Hugh E. Richardson

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Other Information

Technical Information - The camera used to take this collection of colour slides (Dufay colour) were a Zeiss Super Ikonta and a Reflex Korelle. [KC 09/10/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Typewritten handlist entitled 'Hugh Richardson Collection, The British Museum. Photographs taken between 1936-50. Cameras: Zeiss Super Ikonta, Reflex Korelle. 300 colour slides (Dufay colour); copies made Jan. 1995.
[no.] 42. Taring Raja and his family. The daughter in lay dress is married, the other a noble nun. The son, Chime, is the brother of Jigme Taring. This photo was taken at their home, four or five miles east of Gyantse. [KC 10/10/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Taring family members in front of applique tent" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMR.6.8.42.html>.

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