A cloak or robe of a Tibetan Gelugpa monk (the so-called ‘yellow hats’) made in the tsuktruk style – that is multiple strips first woven on a narrow loom, then the individual strips sewn together – consisting on 13 natural dyed red strips or panels and used by a Gelugpa monk on Buddhist ceremonial occasions. Although this sect only emerged within Tibetan Buddhism in the 15th century, adherence to the Gelugpa sect is considered to be the purest form of Tibetan Buddhism. This sect then remained in power in Tibet until the Chinese invasions of the 1950’s, when the current Dalai Lama, the head of the Gelugpa’s, was forced to flee into exile in India. It is rare to see one on the market, especially one in such good condition. A collectors item.