Woman weaver at Phari

Woman weaver at Phari

BMH.G.98.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

December 1927 - January 1928


Chumbi Valley Region > Phari

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 112

Woman weaver at Phari seated behind a large loom in a domestic courtyard. Another woman is seated in the bottom of the image

Further Information



Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


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

Other Information

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. The caption "Tibetan woman weaving in yard of a rest house' has been written on the back of the print in pencil, as has the reference 'G.98' and another indecipherable inscription. The print has clearly been removed from an album or a paper mount as the edges have pieces of black paper stuck to them. The number '14' has been written in the top right corner of the front of the album [MS 19/08/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

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

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '98 - Weaver at Phari' [MS 12/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Although this image is contained in Negative Wallet G, which mainly contains images taken in 1928, this photograph was taken when A. J. Hopkinson was first in Tibet, probably in the earliest stage of December 1926 - January 1927. This is indicated by evidence of the print having been removed from a black paper mount (possibly an album) and the inscription of a number in the top right hand corner on the front of the print. These are both features found on Hopkinson's early images of the region and provides further substantiation for the dating in the caption [MS 19/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Woman weaver at Phari" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.G.98.1.html>.

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