Photo, Print, Drawing Tibetan Women.
About this Item
- Tibetan Women.
- "Tibetan Women" is from a collection of 50 photographs of central Tibet acquired in 1904 from the Imperial Russian Geographical Society in Saint Petersburg by the American Geographical Society. The photograph shows two Tibetan women of the lower class, walking barefoot, carrying loads on their backs. W.W. Rockhill, in his 1890 edition of Tibet, states: "Tibetan women are robust and the men weak, and one may frequently see women performing in the place of their husbands the socage services which the people owe. As a consequence (of the superior physique of the women), three or four brothers sometimes marry one wife, and if children are born to them, they take their choice of them and divide them among themselves. The woman who is able to live with three or four brothers is called by every one 'a belle', because she knows how to manage a whole family." The photographs in this collection were taken by two Mongolian Buddhist lamas, G.Ts. Tsybikov and Ovshe (O.M.) Norzunov, who visited Tibet in 1900 and 1901. Accompanying the photos is a set of notes written in Russian for the Imperial Russian Geographical Society by Tsybikov, Norzunov, and other Mongolians familiar with central Tibet. Alexander Grigoriev, corresponding member of the American Geographical Society, translated the notes from Russian into English in April 1904.
- Norzunov, Ovshe M. Photographer.
- Tsybikov, G. Ts. (Gonbochzhab Tsebekovich), 1873-1930 Associated Name.
Created / Published
- [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1900 to 1901]
- - China--Tibet
- - 1900 to 1901
- - Clothing and dress
- - Mountains
- - Tibetans
- - Women
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource extent: 1 photograph ; 5.5 x 8.5 inches.
- - Reference extracted from World Digital Library: W.W. Rockhill, Tibet (London: Royal Asiatic Society, 1890).
- - Original resource at: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
- 1 online resource.
- Views of Great Tibet
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Chicago citation style:
Norzunov, Ovshe M. Photographer, and G. Ts Tsybikov. Tibetan Women. China Tibet, 1900. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1901] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670593/.
APA citation style:
Norzunov, O. M. P. & Tsybikov, G. T. (1900) Tibetan Women. China Tibet, 1900. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1901] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670593/.
MLA citation style:
Norzunov, Ovshe M. Photographer, and G. Ts Tsybikov. Tibetan Women. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1901] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670593/>.