Farmers at Kirimcha

Farmers at Kirimcha

BMH.E.42.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

November 28th 1927?


Chumbi Valley Region > Kirimcha

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Image Dimensions

109 x 85

Kirimcha was 3 miles from Yatung at the top of a hill and surrounded by juniper. Hopkinson describes visiting there in November 1927 [see Notes]. Here local farmers stand on a hillside path, their house in the background with hayricks in the middle distance

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet E']: 'At Kirimcha' [MS 04/05/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '42, 43 and 44 - threshing barley in the Chumbi valley - 44 shows the unthreshed barley stacked between long poles waiting to be threshed. 43 shows the threshing taking place with flails' [MS 29/07/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: For dating of image, see A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/54, Journal Letters from Gyantse and Various Camps, 1927-28, commencing August 7th 1927, Camp Yatung, page 1 [MS 31/07/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Farmers at Kirimcha" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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