Market scene

Tibet in the 1930s: Theos Bernard's Legacy at UC Berkeley

Market scene

A woman selling thick felt Tibetan boots and other wares talks with a well-dressed potential customer in a marketplace, while another woman bearing a heavy load looks on. We know at least two of the women are married, because they are wearing pangden (horizontally striped aprons). In the background, robed monks and laymen wearing chuba (loose, knee-length robes) and fedoras gather around other stalls.