Name: Tsering Wangmo
Interview Age: 87
Date of Birth: 1920
Birthplace: Toe Zonkar, Utsang, Tibet
Year Left Tibet: 1959
Profession: Dairy Farming
Political Prisoner: No
Interview No.: 74
Location: Dickey Larsoe Settlement, Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Categories: Culture and History
Keywords: childhood memories, festivals, nomadic life, shamans/mediums, Utsang, clothing/weaving, food/drink
Tsering Wangmo is from Toe Zonkar in Utsang and lived a typical nomadic life, which began early in the morning with milking, churning curd and making dry cheese. Her regular chores also included raising animals and weaving woolen dresses. She describes the food eaten in daily meals.
Tsering Wangmo still fondly recalls those days when the people in her village used to sing and dance during festivals, weddings and even while performing their normal daily tasks. She was often selected to dance at weddings and used to teach traditional songs and dances.
Tsering Wangmo performs mo 'divination,' which is a type of fortune telling done with rosary beads. She now spends her time praying and feeding birds outside her home. At age 87, she lives an independent life, away from her daughter and grandchildren, one of whom is a reincarnate lama.
- Rebecca Novick (Interviewer)
- Ronny Novick (Videographer)
- Tsering Dorjee (Interpreter)
Link: Watch On Youtube
Topic: Interview with Tsering Wangmo on 7/4/2007