Monday, November 10, 2008

Bonpo lama from Radja Gomba

Bonpo lama with earrings, beaded necklaces, and hand drum in a state of trance.
1926, by Joseph Rock on the roof of his quarters at Radja Gomba.

According Rock's diary, the sorcerer is from the Nyimaha or Red Sect. He is a member of the Konser tribe belonging to the five Hor states. The sorcerer's name is Tsepten-ja.

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