In 1972, Irma Bailey offered a number of objects to the museum, including a group of tools and pigments used by Lharipa. Mrs Bailey noted in her inventory for the museum, "Three tins Tibetan Paints & one very small ditto. I believe these to be the paints that are made from (ground into powder) minerals. These were used in Tibetan painting before the advent of cheap anylin dyes. I believe the Museum already has some of these mineral paints that I gave them (see, 1965.28.18a-m).
Inventory notes: "Containers for pigments collected in the 1930's - originally 4 containers, now there are only 3, pigments recontainered in June '81? Tin film container. Yellow, 2 white, orange in film can.