Equestrian Equipment, ca. 1942–46. Tibetan, Derge. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger and Kenneth and Vivian Lam Gifts; funds from various donors, by exchange; Laird and Kathleen Landmann and Bernice and Jerome Zwanger Gifts; and funds from various donors, 2008 (2008.81a–k) | This work demonstrates that the long tradition of finely made and ornately decorated ceremonial saddles flourished in Tibet until the mid-twentieth century. #horses
The cham mask. The cham dance is a lively masked and costumed dance associated with some sects of Buddhism, and is part of Buddhist festivals.