Ngonpa (Hunter) character in Tibetan opera

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

Ngonpa (Hunter) character in Tibetan opera

This actor wears the mask of Ngonpa (the Hunter), a character from Tibetan folk operas (ache lhamo) who dances at the beginning of every performance to purify the stage and rid the area of negative influences.