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Tibetan People
The Dzongpen
The Dzongpen of Kharta and his wife.
Photo: Lt.-Col. Howard-Bury, 1921
Nunnery
The nunnery of Tatsang was first visited during Younghusbands’s Mission to Tibet in 1904. The nuns (ani) are wearing wigs made from yak hair in emulation of their religious guru (Rinpoche), who had long dreadlocked hair.
Photo: Lt.-Col. Howard-Bury, 1921