C O L L E C T O R ‘ S C H O I C E : A H I M A L A Y A N S HA M A N ‘ S HA T – TAASA Review March 2019
Boris Kaspiev T he story of colour in the art of the Himalayas is also the story of how gemstones were used in jewellery and adornment: their magical properties and how they travelled across the ancient networks of trade routes. Himalayan shaman’s hat, Tibet or Ladakh, 19th century.
Photo: Boris Kaspiev This hat would have been part of a shaman’s outfit, which may have included a collar and anklets.
Stylistically, it could originate from either Tibet or Ladakh, and dates from the 19th century...