Making paper out of Daphne bark

Making paper out of Daphne bark

BMR. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Hugh E. Richardson

Date of Photo

November 1936


Lhasa Area

Accession number


A man seated next to a frame in which he is making paper out of Daphne tree bark

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Donated to the British Museum in 1986 by Hugh E. Richardson

Previous Catologue Number


Related Collections

F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum

Other Information

Other Information - Album: This image appears alongside 3 others of crafts men and women at work on page 60 of Hugh Richardson's album 'Lhasa 1936' [MS 26/08/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Caption in Chapman's hand-written list of negatives made whilst on the Mission to Lhasa, 1936-7 [See PRM Manuscripts Collection]: 'Paper making (showing frame and finished paper)'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 4: ‘10/1 - Man making paper by pounding up Daphne bark with a stone and spearing on wire frame till dry’ [MS 26/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: This image is incorrectly identified as 'BH.10' in the Draft Album when it should be 'BA.10'. Images prefixed with 'BA.' comprise a group of negatives containing images of a breakfast party at Tsarong’s house, paper making, yaks and dzo grazing, Kamba dancers, football, air telephoto image of Drepung monastery, birds (vultures and lammergeyers), Regents procession at Shingdongka and winnowing [MS 26/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Making paper out of Daphne bark" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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