Tibetan Mask Dancers at Ghoom Monastry

Skeleton costumes. Tibetan folk costume. Mask Dancer costumes. Ghoom Monastry

Tibetan Mask Dancers at Ghoom Monastry

Tibetan Mask Dancers at Ghoom Monastry in skeleton costumes.

Gallery: Views of Darjeeling: With typical native portraits and groups by J. Burlington Smith.

Note:  Man from Tibet. Tibetan in 19th century.

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