Tibetan Noblewoman

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

Tibetan Noblewoman

A noblewoman from Central Tibet poses for the camera wearing an elaborate arched headdress draped with strings of freshwater pearls and coral. Her hair is separated into two flowing tails on either side. The woman also wears heavy coral and amber necklaces and a silver ga’u (amulet box) around her neck.