Karma Drubgyu Trinle Rabgye Pel Zangpo (1876-1942), also known as Ripa Bayo, was a luminary, artist, prophet, and a bona fide Tibetan vagabond. This exhibit of illustrations from Ripo Bayo’s collected writings showcase his unexpected modernist vision, his adventurous spirit as a traveler, his prophecies and story telling, and his ability to wonder at the world.
Illustrations from Ripo Bayo's dream account; this is one episode from the famous Tibetan Gesar epic.
In the right frame is "The Demon of Jang who Wears a Red Hat"; Jang is a country that King Gesar conquers. In the left frame is the "Black Cloaked One from Gade"; the Ga tribe is located in Gesar's kingdom of Ling.
Illustration of the Lhodrak Borderland of Tibet and Bhutan. This drawing was initially part of Ripa Bayo’s Autobiography During the Years, 1891-1904.
The sites, from left to right, are Drowo Lung, Castle and River through Lhodrak, Nine-Story Castle, Charnel Ground and Temple, and Tse Lam Pelri Monastery.
TBRC Place ID: http://www.tbrc.org/#!rid=G2134.