Women riding yaks across plain

Women riding yaks across plain

BMH.G.54A.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

1927 - 1928


Chumbi Valley Region > Tuna

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 113

Women riding yaks across plain, possibly close to Tuna. Their headdresses are highly ornamented

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


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

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Other Information

In Negative - 'G-54' has been written along the right edge of the negative in blue-black ink [MS 19/08/2006]

Notes on print/mount - One contact print made from this negative is contained in A. J. Hopkinson's negative case with the negative. The print was made using Velox paper. 'A. J. Hopkinson' has been written on the back of the print in pencil, as has the reference 'G.54' [MS 19/08/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet G']: 'Women on yaks' [MS 05/05/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '54 - Two ladies travelling on yaks. On festival days women carried all their wealth on their headdresses. When EH [Eleanor Hopkinson] was in Tibet in the 1940s, however, the practice of women wearing the large wooden headdresses was dying out and most women merely wore a long plait in which were tied precious stones' [MS 12/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Women riding yaks across plain" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.G.54A.1.html>.

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