A curious photo for the Smithsonian to group with their images of Tibet. It is actually taken in the tribal areas of Burma, Assam or Nagaland, bordering the highlands of Tibet. And given the fact the Tibetan language is assosciated with Burmese as forming a unique language group, I am guessing the Institute chooses to put them altogether in their photo archives.

The image is astounding with huge elephant tusks mounted on the woven reed mat walls, and is undoubtedly a rare and unusual image from this part of the world, very loosely associated with the plateau region.