University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: JC-s075. Photograph by Thomas Paar. Post card (number 114) published by D. Macropolo & Co, Calcutta. Written in ink on the back of the post card: “All the ornaments woman is wearing are made of solid silver and she walks in the street as she is here”. Ani Chokyi was “the head of a prominent Tibetan-Sikkimese family, the owner of a number of businesses and one of the richest women in late nineteenth-century Darjeeling.” Source: Photography and Tibet by Clare Harris (Reaktion Books, London, 2016) page 39. Ani Chokyi travelled with her husband, Ugyen Gyatso, exploring and mapping Tibet on behalf of the British government.
Studio portrait of Ani Chokyi, Darjeeling