Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Horse handler, 1925

horse, originally uploaded by jiulong.

This chap is looking after the horse of the zong guan (ruler) of Yongning, near Lugu Lake. Most of the items of clothing he is wearing are still in common use in some more remote parts of eastern Tibet. Certainly this style of hat has made a comeback, and you can see country gents wearing the boots. The capes - well, see below.

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