Phot: Lt Col R. S. Kennedy? Willoughby Patrick Rosemeyer?, Coll: Sir Charles Bell, Date: 1920-1921 or 1922, Region: Lhasa, Mrs Taring (left) and Mrs Pemba (right) in Fort at Gyantse. Mrs Taring wears elaborately decorated headdress typical of Gyantse region, while Mrs Pemba wears that typical of Lhasa region. Both wear jewellery such as gau amulet boxes around their necks and other items. Photograph demonstrates very well regional differences in aristocratic women’s dress in Central Tibet.

LHASA, TIBET, CHINA. A general's wife is bedecked in pearls, jewels, and gold. Shaoching H. Chuan.

Photographer: LtCol R. S. Kennedy?, WilloughbyPatrick Rosemeyer?, Collection: Sir Charles Bell, Date of Photo: 1920-1921 or 1922, Region: Lhasa High status Tibetan woman, seated, with a female servant, standing. The women are distinguished by their clothing and clothing accessories. They have been photographed outside, against a backdrop of trees, with the seated woman sitting on a chair on a carpet.

Photographer: Frederick Spencer Chapman, Collection: Hugh E. Richardson, Date of Photo: November 10th – 12th 1936, Region: Lhasa, Dekyi Lingka in November 1936. She is wearing a brocade outer garment and has an elaborate charm box or gau at her neck.

Photographer: Rabden Lepcha?, Collection: Sir Charles Bell, Date of Photo: 1920-1921, Region: Lhasa. Woman, seated, wearing a Lhasa-style head dress and with a charm box on her chest; fur-lined outer garment.

Photographer: Rabden Lepcha?, Collection: Sir Charles Bell, Date of Photo: 1920-1921, Region: Lhasa, Tibetan silversmith in Lhasa engravinga charm box, or ga’u, with his two children.

Dr joseph f. rock : A Muli princess poses with her ladies in waiting. Muli, Tibet

Lepcha, Collection: Sir Charles Bell, Date of Photo: September 1920? Named Person: Doring Kusho, Doring Kusho’s wife, RegionGyantse Region, Doring House. The Wife with turquoise ear-rings, a ‘gau’ (amulet box) at her neck.

Photographer: Unknown, Collection: Sir Charles Bell, Date of Photo: 1904-1922 Region: Lhasa,. Two women in heavily ornamented dress. Behind are more women, less ornately dressed, and a man in fringed headgear. In the background a carved and painted wall or panel.

Tibet | Lhawang Tobgyal Surkhang in ceremonial gyaluche dress as worn at New Year. February 1937. Lhasa (Surkhang House) | Photographer: possibly Hugh E Richardson

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