Interior of Sikkim reception tent at Delhi Durbar

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Description: A framed photograph, taken by Johnston and Hoffman of the interior of the Sikkim delegation's reception tent used during the Delhi Durbar of 1911. The tent is decorated with applique motifs in a Tibetan style. The interior is lavishly decorated with tiger skin rugs, Tibetan carpets, a large wooden altar with ritual objects, thangka, ceiling banners, European style chairs and at least two cham dance costumes complete with masks.

Place collected: Asia: Southern Asia: India: Delhi
Date collected: 1911
Measurements: Overall: 430 mm x 462 mm x 15 mm; 16 15/16 in x 18 3/16 in x 9/16 in
Type: Photography

Note: Curator's note: See article, Emma Martin. "Sidkyong Tulku and the making of Sikkim for the 1911 Delhi Durbar", Bulletin of Tibetology, 48, no 1, 2012. Written by Emma Martin
Accession no: 50.31.138

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