Threshing at Kirimcha

Threshing at Kirimcha

BMH.E.44.1 (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

85 x 105

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 thresh barley in front of their house. Large hayricks can be seen on the right of the image

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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 - threshing' [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. "Threshing at Kirimcha" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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